Author:   David Allanach

Published:   2018
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   45
Condition:   New
Genre:   Great Western Railway (GWR)

Status:   In Stock


Dawlish and the Railway in the 19th Century by David Allanach. This book illustrates how the railway changed Dawlish, but also how the town impacted on the railway. It traces how Brunel came to choose his route via Dawlish and how the town reacted. The book covers the difficulties of the route and how the early decisions are still impacting the railway today.

There are also colourful accounts of the Atmospheric Railway and how the railway and its passengers coped with its failings and with natural disasters.


Setting the Scene
Plans and Reaction: Brunel’s and Residents’ Views
Building the Line
The Atmospheric Railway
The Early Years
Railway Versus Mother Nature
The Great Western Takes Over
Change of Gauge