1st Take’s series of films on the Branch Lines of England, based on the books of eminent railway historian and author Colin Maggs, now makes a welcome return to the glorious county of Devon.
In the first volume, we explored the branch lines in the southern, central and eastern parts of the county. This latest DVD explores the old branch lines of North & West Devon, including an evocative visit to Dartmoor and a special feature on the Plymouth area. The story is enhanced by stunning modern film as well as rare archive photographs and footage. It also includes interviews with people who have created successful heritage lines from what was left of the old system, with visits to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and the Plym Valley Railway.
Happily, some of the old branch lines are still in service today such as the attractive Tamar Valley Line, which ventures into Cornwall, and the Tarka Line, which runs from Exeter to Barnstaple. Other branch lines featured include Brent-Kingsbridge, Tavistock Junction-Launceston, and the Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway on the county’s beautiful north coast.
This is an unmissable journey for railway enthusiasts everywhere!
Produced by - 1st Take
Running time - 106 mins approx.
Format - 16:9 Widescreen PAL
Colour & B/W
Release Date - November 2016