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Ex Libris: Backtracking v3

Backtracking Around Plymouth, Tavistock South & Launceston
Bernard Mills, Pen&Ink, 2018

Backtracking...
Backtracking…

Bernard Mills series of Then & Now books covering the railways around Plymouth have been an excellent source for setting the scene for my Boltorr branch.

So this latest book has hit the jackpot for me, since it’s focused on the very route my imaginary railway branches from.

It’s summer…

It’s summer, so not much going on on the Boltorr branch at the moment.

I’ve just acquired a nice book, however:

Cornish Traction, Stephen Heginbotham, et al. 2018 Amberley Publishing. UK.

Cornish Traction, Stephen Heginbotham, et al. 2018 Amberley Publishing. UK.
Cornish Traction, Stephen Heginbotham, et al. 2018 Amberley Publishing. UK.

Excellent for checking out how diesels look after a hard life on the roads of the south west.

Scouring the Book Bins…

I found this on AbeBooks; Great Western Branchline Termini (Combined Edition); Paul Karau – Guild Publishing 1977/1985. It’s an edition which combined two previous books.

Great Western Branchline Termini Combined Ed. : Karau, Guild 1977/1985
Great Western Branchline Termini Combined Ed. : Karau, Guild 1977/1985

It’s a nice copy which seems never to have been opened, although the sleeve shows signs of fading.

Anyway, it has a very interesting chapter on Princetown station; working timetables, images, track plans, building drawings, etc., and will be a fabulous inspiration for the Boltorr branch.

Turn the page...
Turn the page…