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Rail Freight in Devon and Cornwall

ISBN: 9781857944730
Published: 24-05-2018
Format: Hardback
Availability: Forthcoming title
Author: David Mitchell
Number of pages: 144

Price: £25.00

The way it was - an Historical perspective;traffic connected to anagriculture based economy, including a look at broccoli traffic etc. Supporting photos mainly steam from the 1950s (more b&w but some colour).

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The way it was - an Historical perspective;traffic connected to anagriculture based economy, including a look at broccoli traffic etc. Supporting photos mainly steam from the 1950s (more b&w but some colour).

- Milk traffic. A brief history with a more detailed (mainly pictorial) look at individual dairies from 1960s through to the end in 1981. Locations including Torrington, Lapford, Hemyock, Seaton Jn, Chard Jn, Totnes and Lostwithiel. A little steam,more diesel hydraulic and ending with diesel electric classes (mix of b&w andcolour, weighted towards the former.)

- China Clay. Probably the largest section of the book, perhaps 20%+. A bit of history with a few steam photos, but also a more detailed pictorial look at those loading points active from the 1970s to the present such as Burngullow and theParkandillack branch, Par Harbour, Goonbarrow Jn,Fowey docks, Wenford, Moorswater and Plymouth. Views inclg related buildings, wagons etc (mainly colour).

- Ball clay; Meeth and Heathfield branches - mainly 1970s to the end in early 2000s.

- Grain and Fertiliser traffic; a short section,mainly on the Truro, Plymouth& Lapford service in the 1990s.

- Coal. A general look, but majoring on Exmouth Jn Coal concentration depot (1967-92). Also 1990s flows for Plymstock cement works and Falmouth Docks.

- Oil. Traffic flows to Exeter, Heathfield, Plymouth and Hayle Wharves etc (1970s to the end in 2012).

- MOD. A shortish section, dealing with traffic to local bases, including nuclear from Devonport Dockyard. (1970s on).- Scrap Metal - from Plymouth, Exeter and St Blazey. (1970s on).

- Cement.A brieflook back to the 1960s-70s; Exeter Central, Plymouth and Chacewater in the 1980s;also the more recent Moorswater flow.

- Timber. Traffic from Lapford (1980s), Exeter (1990s), Teignbridge & Exeter (present).

- Aggregate. ( Mainly Mendip Rail to Exeter from 1990s on).- Speedlink, Enterprise etc. Wagonload from 1970s to the end (2000s). Including a look at various locations, including Barnstaple, Whimple (cider), Pinhoe (bricks), Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall (calcified seaweed) etc.

- A short look at a couple of special one off traffics. (1990s)

- A section on civils traffic, p.w. work trains. (Length might dependon space available afterthe above!), and

- Railway ballast trains, mainlyfrom Meldon Quarry (a little steam, photos from 1960s to the end).

- Weed killers, RHTT and test trains.(Photos under the different sections could include some wagon views. All photos from 1990s on probably in colour; prior to that would be a mix.)

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