The GWR Bristol to Taunton Line

The story of a fascinating railway line

Author: Colin Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445625836

Category: Transportation

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The story of a fascinating railway line
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A History of the Great Western Railway

... Line (Tisbury: Oakwood Press, 1982) Maggs, C. G., The Culm Valley Light
Railway (Usk: Oakwood Press, 2006) Maggs, C. G., The GWR Bristol to Bath Line
(Stroud: Amberley, 2012) Maggs, C. G., The GWR Bristol to Taunton Line (Stroud:
 ...

Author: Colin Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445613000

Category: Transportation

Page: 316

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A narrative history of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam.
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The GWR Bristol To Bath

The firstexcursion fromLondonto Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Exeterleft Paddington
at 7.00 a.m.on2 September 1844 with almost 500 passengers. More joined at
stationsen route andbythe time the train reached Bath there were about 1,000on
 ...

Author: Colin G. Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445625829

Category: History

Page: 192

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The Branch Lines of Somerset

The railwaymapofSomerset shows the two Great Western Railway main lines to
Taunton: the original route via Bristol and the direct route to the west via Castle
Cary. Linking the two was the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway, which left
 ...

Author: Colin G. Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445625645

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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A lavishly illustrated title from acknowledged railway expert Colin G. Maggs, presenting the story of Somerset’s branch lines.
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The Great Western Railway Volume Two Bristol to Plymouth

The B&ER line was extended from Bridgwater to Taunton on 1 July 1842, while
on 1 May 1843 a further extension allowed trains to reach a temporary station at
Beambridge, near Wellington. Subsequent progress was halted for a while by the
 ...

Author: Stanley C. Jenkins

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445639543

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the GWR line between Bristol and Plymouth has changed and developed over the last century.
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The Official Guide to the Great Western Railway

CHULE HIEF amongst the main lines of the “ Great Western Railway ” is its
important West of England trunk route of 327 miles from Paddington to PenThe
original road only extended as far as Bristol ; but it speedily furnished an initiative
for ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015801975

Category: Great Britain

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History of the Great Western Railway

While the greatest intensity of this traffic was centred upon the summer holiday
period the G.W.R. was still ... While the winter traffic had not been affected to any
serious extent by the inconvenience that occurred at stations like Bristol , Taunton
, Exeter and Plymouth , and the very poor accommodation available for stabling
empty stock at stations on the Torquay line , these inadequacies led to very
serious ...

Author: Edward Terence MacDermot

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000008948847

Category: Railroads

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Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies

The line this solid stone station served has gone , but the building is now a study
centre . ... Leased to the GWR , the line opened from Bristol to Bridgwater on 14
June 1841 , to Taunton on 1 July 1842 and to Exeter on 1 May 1844 . In 1845 the
 ...

Author: Christopher Awdry

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001730185

Category: Railroad companies

Page: 288

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Between the success of the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1825 and the grouping of the railways 100 years later, the railway map of Britain grew into a complex network of some 200 independent railway companies which are detailed in this book together with family trees.
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The Railway Magazine

35003 carrying Christmas cards (by train hopefully)? (5,4) 9 Bourton, GWR
station on the Bristol-Taunton line (4) 1 1 Preserved Liverpool & Manchester 0-4-
2 (4) 12 Loco shed, perhaps (5) 13 Hampton-in - , station between Coventry and
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015058882500

Category: Railroads

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The Railway News

The main trunk line of the Great Western Railway to Bristol was engineered by
Brunel, who, in order to avoid the ... summit occurring between Taunton and
Exeter, while thence to Plymouth and Penzance the line is mountainous, from a
railway ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026243712

Category: Finance

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The Great Western Railway

That section of the direct West of England main line between Reading and
Taunton is predominantly a high speed passenger route . It was planned for
through London traffic , to by - pass Swindon , Bath and Bristol , and all the
complications ...

Author: Oswald Stevens Nock

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041787578

Category:

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Time Tables of the Great Western Railway

Any Person travelling , or attempting to travel , without a Ticket , or upon a journey
, or over a portion of the Line , or in a ... are allowed to break the journey at Bath ,
Bristol , Taunton , or Exeter , and Passengers with through Tickets between ...

Author: Great Western Railway (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000022442192

Category: Railroads

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P and A Campbell Steamers

The Devon & Somerset was later leased to the Bristol & Exeter , which itself was
leased to the Great Western Railway in ... altered but the Bristol to Exeter and
Plymouth line remained broad gauge until 1892 , although from Bristol to
Taunton ...

Author: Chris Collard

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: IND:30000087151803

Category: History

Page: 223

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Founded by two Scottish brothers, the firm of P&A Campbell originated on the Clyde but the operation was transferred to the Bristol Channel in the 1860s and the rest, as they say, is history. From its inception, P&A Campbell dominated steamer travel on the Bristol Channel, both for tourism and trade between Bristol and South Wales. From the Hotwells Basin to the ports of Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry, the steamers of Campbell's were a regular sight. Many thousands made the trip down the water every week on the Campbell steamers and the company expanded to the South Coast when trade was booming. This volume presents the history of the early P&A Campbell years.
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Parliamentary Papers

Before the end of 1841 , the Great Western Railway will be open from London to
Bristol , when the journey from London to Exeter will not require more than 10
hours . : Early in 1842 the Bristol and Exeter line will be open to Taunton ,
whereby ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106495914

Category: Bills, Legislative

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Taunton Cider and Langdons

Eventually , in 1866 , the receivers sold the canal to the Great Western Railway .
The other canals radiating from ... With the Bristol to Exeter line completed ,
branches from Taunton quickly extended in all directions . Apart from the access
to ...

Author: R. W. Holder

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004532219

Category: History

Page: 136

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Because in the early 19th century a rector had surplus apples in his glebe, and because, fifty years later, a nearby farmerâe(tm)s daughter was unable to get a good price for her eggs locally, two substantial businesses developed in West Somerset: the Taunton Cider Company Ltd., and the national road haulage and logistics firm, Langdons. âeoe... an invaluable historical record which provides an interesting and fascinating read.âe Somerset County Gazette
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The Railway Year Book

Nor in the matter of stations is the G.W.R. behindhand . ... The G.W.R. forms
practically the only route between London and Oxford , Gloucester , Bristol ,
South Wales and the West ... 18min .; Torquay , 220 miles , quickest train 5hrs .;
Taunton .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433012635615

Category: Railroads

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The Foundation of Brunel s Great Western Railway

All these lines were engineered by Brunel , whose visionary zeal left little room
for the day - to - day practicalities of ... in favour from places along the line of the
route : Bridgwater , Sidmouth , Weston - super - Mare , Bristol , Taunton , Exeter ...

Author: André Gren

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113485499

Category: Railroads

Page: 144

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Official Guide 1910

Author: Great Western Railway

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081180135

Category: Brittany (France)

Page: 664

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The Oxford Companion to British Railway History from 1603 to the 1990s

Shirehampton Bristol Pilning Severn Tunnel Gloucester 1 Yate Patchway Coolpit
Heath River Severn -- GWR Filton Halt GREAT WESTERN ... Bristol , 1922 *
London & South Western Railway route to Waterloo . was shorter than via
Gloucester , although a spur kept Other ... were linked from 1852 by trains off of
1906 which reduced Paddington - Taunton journeys by running over the Bristol &
Gloucester ...

Author: Professor Emeritus of History Jack Simmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015040629613

Category: Transportation

Page: 591

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This is the first encyclopedia to chart the progress of Britain's railway development. It begins with primitive 17th-century wagonways, fully considers the eras of horse, steam, diesel, and electric traction, and then charts the change from private to public ownership. Finally, it describes in detail the privatizations of the late 1990s. Over six hundred entries by eighty-eight expert contributors provide a comprehensive and unique reference to all aspects of railways.
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GWR Collett Castle Class

Allocated Depots LA Laira 15/05/39 PZ Penzance 01/41 LA Laira 01/07/41 TN
Taunton 10/41 NA Newton Abbot 01/42 86C Cardiff Canton 24/07/58 82A Bristol
Bath Road 02/12/58 82B St Philips Marsh 16/09/60 87E Landore 03/10/60 87A ...
and mine-layers until 1942 when they were removed from front line service and
were found alternative use as trainer aircraft until being declared obsolete by the
RAF.

Author: Keith Langston

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473851863

Category: Transportation

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The 'Castle' class 4-6-0 locomotives designed by Charles Collett and built at Swindon Works were the principal passenger locomotives of the Great Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives were built in batches between 1923 and 1950, the later examples being constructed after nationalisation by British Railways. In total 171 engines of the class were built and they were originally to be seen at work all over the Great Western Railway network, and later working on the Western Region of British Railways. The highly successful class could be described as a GWR work in progress, because further development took place over almost all of the locomotives working lives. In addition to inspiring other locomotive designers the 'Castle' class engines were proved to be capable of outstanding performances, and when introduced were rightly described as being 'Britain's most powerful passenger locomotives'. Some of the 'Castles' survived in service for over 40 years, and individually clocked up just a little short of 2 million miles in traffic. In this book, Keith Langston provides a definitive chronological history of the iconic class together with archive photographic records of each GWR 'Castle' locomotive. Many of the 300 plus images are published for the first time. In addition background information on the origin of the names the engines carried, including details of the many name changes which took place, are also included. The extra anecdotal information adds a fascinating glimpse of social history. Collett CASTLE Class is a lavishly illustrated factual reference book which will delight steam railway enthusiasts in general and in particular those with a love of all things Great Western!
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