Members' Library

At Okehampton Station we are accumulating a decent collection of books on (mostly) West Country railway themes. Current local DRA members are welcome to borrow from the library. The latest (23/06/2024) list is shown below. Please contact us on if there's anything you are interested in - don't just turn up at the station unannounced.

This is a new initiative and we haven't yet sorted out the finer details of how it will work.

Title AuthorPublisherPub. date
The British Steam locomotive railway Vol 1 1825 to 1925Ahrons, ELIan Allan1966 (3rd Ed)
British Express Trains No 1 Western RegionAllen, Cecil JIan Allanc1961
Titled trains of Great BritainAllen, Cecil J1953
Steam memories of 1950s &60s Devon & Cornwall linesAllen, DavidBook Law2008
Illustrated history of British railwaysAllen, GFBook Club Associates1983
Famous Train Journeys No 2 Devon BelleAnderson, ABrockhampton Press1950 (1st Ed)
Southern’s South Western MemoriesAntell, RobertIan Allan1977
The Somerset to Dorset in colourArlett, M & Lockett, DOxford1991
The Locomotive Journal ASLEFASLEFFeb 2004
Along Lost LinesAtterbury, PDavid & Charles2007
Branch Line BritainAtterbury, PDavid & Charles2004
Tickets please!Atterbury, PDavid & Charles2006
From the footplate the Atlantic Coast ExpressAustin, StephenIan Allan1989
Portrait of the Atlantic Coast ExpressAustin, StephenIan Allan1997
Devon’s Railways of YesteryearBarber, ChipsObelisk pubs2001
Railways on & around DartmoorBarber, ChipsObelisk pubs1997
The Teign Valley of yesteryearBarber, ChipsObelisk pubs1994
The Teign Valley of yesteryear Part 3Barber, ChipsObelisk pubs1996
Torbay TransportBarham, L FisherGlasney Press1979
Next station (railway plans for the future)Barman, CG Allen & Unwin Ltd1947
Memories of the Withered Arm – Travels over the SR lines West of Exeter 1958-62Barnfield, PeterWild Swan2016
By train to Okehampton (the Southern Way)Bastin, CHCHB 1995
The reshaping of British Railways Parts 1 & 2 BeechingHMSO1963
Locomotives in steam IndiaBhandari, BRIndian Railways1981
BR mag W region Vol 5 No 8BRBRAug 1954
BR mag W region Vol 5 No 9BRBRSep 1954
Don Breckon’s GWRBreckon, DonDavid & Charles1986
The Lynton & Barnstaple RailwayBrown, Prideaux & RadcliffeDavid & Charles1980
A Journey in Time (Christow to Exeter)Burges, ColinExeter & Teign Valley Rly2010
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 1895-1935Catchpole, LTOakwood PressApril 1993
Let’s explore old railways in DevonClamp, Arthur l Westway
Railway Posters 1923-1947Cole, B & Durack, RLaurence King1992
ABC British Railways locos 60000-90999Cook, AFIan Allan1948
South Devon’s Lost RailwaysDale, PeterStenlake2001
Images of Exeter and East Devon Railway Dart, MauriceHalsgrove2008
Last Days of Steam in DevonDart, MauriceAlan Sutton1991
Last Days of Steam in Plymouth & CornwallDart, MauriceAlan Sutton1990
Dawlish The Great Storm (DVD)Dawlish MuseumDawlish Museum
Cornwall’s RailwaysFairclough, TonyTor Mark1990
Great Western Steam in DevonFairclough, TonyD Bradford Barton Ltd1974
More Southern Steam in the West CountryFairclough, Tony & Wills, AlanBradford Barton1975
Camp coach holidays on the GWRFenton, MikeWild Swan1999
GWR in the 1930s Vol 1Fraser, D, Green, D & Scott, BRunpast1992
GWR in the 1930s Vol 2Fraser, D, Green, D & Scott, BRunpast1987
Hydraulic memoriesGeach, RogerTransport Treasury Publishing2024
Wonder Book of RailwaysGolding, HarryWard, Lock & Co Ltd1920s?
Devon Railways (in old photos)Gosling & ClementThe History press2009
Southern railway Collection The West CountryGough, TerrySilver link1999
The Tamar & Tavy valleysGough, TerryPast & Present2001
The Tarka and Dartmoor Lines – Past and PresentGough, TerryPast & Present1998
The Tarka trailGough, TerryPast & Present1998
Steam around Devon & CornwallGray, PWIan Allan2001
From the Camel to the Exe Padstow to Exeter in days of steamGrayer, JGutenberg Press2023
Great railway paintings inspired by the seasideGuild of Railway ArtistsDavid & Charles2005
Bulleid LocomotivesHaresnape, BrianIan Allan1977
Railway Liveries (Southern) 1923-47Haresnape, BrianIan Allan1989
Devon’s RailwaysHarris, HelenBossiney books2011
Haytor granite tramway & Stover canalHarris, HelenPeninsula press2002
LSWR West Country Lines – Then and NowHawkins, MacDavid & Charles1993
Walking the Dartmoor RailroadsHemery, EricDavid & Charles1983
The Great Railway ConspiracyHenshaw, DavidLeading Edge1994
Murder & Mystery on the GWRHolgate, MikeHalsgrove2011
Illustrated rail route to the W of England Holland & CradockHart & Allen1978
Discovering Britain’s Little trainsHolland, JAA
Exploring Britain’s lost railwaysHolland, JHarperCollins2015
The lost lines of BritainHolland, JIndex books2011
Growing up on the railway in the SWHorseman, GraceARK1998
Dartmoor Railway Past, present & futureHummel & PayneDartmoor Railway2000
The Moretonhampstead & S Devon railwayJenkins, SC & Pomeroy, LJOakwood Press1989
Rails along the sea wallKay, PeterPlatform 51991
How to recognise Southern Railway locosKidner, RWOakwood Press1938
Rail ARKives series No 4 Tavistock N & SKingdom, ARARK2006
The Plymouth Tavistock & Launceston railwayKingdom, ARP Howell & Co1990
The Railways of Devon a pictorial survey Kingdom, ARBradford Barton1974
The Yelverton to Princetown railwayKingdom, ARForest1991
Plymouth to Exeter Southernway (VHS video)Lilley, RogerAarchive Film
British Railway steam locos 1948-1968 Part 1 GWRLongworth, HughOxford2005
A History of the Southern RailwayMaggs, ColinAmberley2017
Barnstaple & Ilfracombe railwayMaggs, ColinOakwood Press1978
Branch Lines of DevonMaggs, ColinSutton1995
Colin Magg’s West of EnglandMaggs, ColinJ H Haynes2000
Rail Centres: ExeterMaggs, ColinIan Allan1985
The Seaton branch & Seaton tramwayMaggs, ColinOakwood Press1992
Railways to ExmouthMaggs, ColinOakwood Press1980
Railway moods DevonMalone, RogerHalsgrove2005
Railways of Britain – Devon and CornwallMcCarthy, Colin & McCarthy, DavidIan Allan2008
BR Camping coach holidays 1930sMcRae, AndrewFoxline1997
BR Camping coach holidays 1950s & 60sMcRae, AndrewFoxline1998
Railways around DartmoorMills, BernardPixZ2019
British Railway Past & Present – DevonMitchell, DavidPast & Present2001 (1991)
British Railways Past & Present North and West DevonMitchell, DavidPast & Present2008 (2006)
Branch Line to BudeMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1994
Branch Line to ExmouthMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton
Branch Line to IlfracombeMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1997 (1993)
Branch Line to LyntonMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton2000 (1992)
Branch Line to MoretonhampsteadMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1998
Branch Line to PadstowMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1995
Branch Lines around BodminMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1996
Branch Lines to TorringtonMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1994
Country Railway routes Taunton to BarnstapleMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1995
Southern Main Lines – Exeter to BarnstapleMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1993
Southern Main Lines – Exeter to TavistockMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1996
Southern Main Lines – Tavistock to PlymouthMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1996
Southern Main Lines – Yeovil to ExeterMitchell, Vic & Smith, KeithMiddleton1991
Down Devon Way (2 Audio cassettes)Morgan, Vic
When the Train came to Town – Okehampton’s railwayMuseum of Dartmoor lifeMuseum of Dartmoor life
Centenary of the Barnstaple Ilfracombe line 1874-1974N Devon Rly Pres SocN Devon Rly Pres Soc
ABC Southern Ralways locosn/aIan AllanOct 1943
ABC Southern Ralways locos Part 2 DI 9999, 10000-39999 & 70000-99999n/aIan AllanSummer 1959
Atlantic Coast Express (Bideford heritage centre mag) No 68 Aut 2006n/a2006
Bartholomew 1955 half inch cloth map Dartmoor (sheet 2)n/aBartholomew1955
Bradshaw’s Railway map of UK & Ireland 1907n/a
British Railways Illustrated Dec 1992 Jan 1993n/a
British Railways Pre grouping Atlas & Gazetteern/aIan Allan
By Southern to the Far West. Vols 1 & 2. DVD.n/aTransport Video
Cornwall Railwayn/aBR1984
Dartmoor Friends Newsletter (Aut 2007)n/a
Dartmoor Pony No 24 (Spring 2016)n/aDRSA
Dartmoor Pony No 26 (Aut 2016) n/aDRSA
Dartmoor Pony Nos 1 to 22 (Spring 2009 to Aut 2015)n/aDRSA
Decades of Steam The 1920s (VHS Video)n/aIan Allan
Development of the major railway trunk routesn/aBR Board
Friends of Dartmoor Railway April 2001n/aFoDR
Friends of Dartmoor Railway Mar 2000, Aug/Sep 2000 & Nov 2000n/aFoDR
GWR 150 years of progressn/aBR
GWR Illustrated guiden/aDevon Books
GWR map 1924n/a
Historic Exeter (guide)n/a1920s/Early 30s
It can now be revealed (BR in peace & war)n/aBR press office1945
Modellers’ Guide to the GWRn/aSilver link2002 (1988)
Okehampton & rural dist (Guide)n/alate 60s/early 70s
Railtape Vol 20 Hymek D7017 (VHS Video)n/aChannel AV televisionApril 1996
Railway & Commercial Gazetteer 19th Edn/aMc Corquodale & CoJune 1938
Railway Magazine May 1925n/a
Railway map of the British Isles 1923n/aOld house books
Shadows on the Moor - Princetown Line (VHS video)n/a
Southwestern Steam (7” vinyl)n/aArgo Transacord1960
Stagecoach mag Vol 1 No 2n/aApril 1971
Steam World magazine March 1993n/a
The Dartmoor Warbler Rail tour Sat 9th Jan 1999n/a
The Railway magazine Feb 1968n/a
The Railway magazine June 1999n/a
Exeter & the Trams 1882-1931Neville, JExeter Civic Soc2010
Lines to TorringtonNicholas, John Oxford1984
The North Devon lineNicholas, John Oxford1992
The Okehampton Line – SR Route between Exeter, Tavistock and Plymouth.Nicholas, John & Reeve, GeorgeIrwell2008 (2001)
The LSWRNock, OSIan Allan1965
Devon Railway stationsOakley, MDovecote Press2007
Tramways Remembered W & SW EnglandOppitz, LCountryside books1990
The Exe valley railwayOwen, JohnWaterfront1999
The Moretonhampstead branchOwen, JohnWaterfront2000
Great Scenic Railways of Devon & Cornwall – An Iron Roads guide for Travellers and TouristsPearson, MichaelWayzgoose2004
The Branch Lines Salisbury to ExeterPhillips, DerekOxford2000
Iron horse to the sea Railways in S DevonPike, JohnEx Libris Press1987
Mile by Mile on Britain’s railways in 1947Pike, SNAurum Press2011
Travelling on the Southern RailwayPike, SNStuart N Pike1947
The Teign Valley LinePomeroy, LWOxford1984
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway albumPrideaux, JCDADavid & Charles1974
Steam on the South WesternRiley, RCIan Allan2002
Western Region Signalling in colourRobertson, KevinIan Allan2008
Devon & Cornwall Railways in old PhotographsRobertson, Kevin (collected)Alan Sutton1997 (1989)
The Withered Arm – reminiscences of the Southern lines west of ExeterRoche, TWEForge1993 (1967)
GWR a historyRoden, Andrew Aurum Press2010
Bulleid Pacifics at WorkRogers, HCB (Colonel, OBE)Book Club Associates1980
Illustrated history of British Steam railwaysRoss, DavidM&S2004
The Great WesternScott, WJEP publishing1972
Southern Steam RevivalSharpe, BrianMortons2014
Branch Line Memories (Devon & Cornwall)Shepherd, EricARK2005
Main lines to the westSmith, SRIan Allan1981
Devon Railway stations (S Railway) on old pic postcardsSwift, Andrew2001
Devon Railway stations in old pictures (Southern Railway)Swift, Andrew
Farewell to trainsThomas, David St JohnFrances Lincoln2013
SR150 – A century and a half of the Southern RailwayThomas, David St JohnDavid & Charles2002 (1988)
West Country Railway historyThomas, David St JohnDavid & Charles1981 rep
Summer Saturdays in the WestThomas, David St John & Rocksborough Smith, SimonDavid & Charles1983 (1973)
The Great Western railway 150 glorious yearsThomas, David St John & Whitehouse, PatrickDavid & Charles1998
Back Along the Lines – North Devon’s RailwaysThompson, VictorBadger1983
A Winter Remembered – winter 1962/3 and its effect on the railways of DartmoorTrevelyan, Robert EARK1998
GWR Branch lines No 1 The South WestWelch, MSRunpast2002
The trains now departedWilliams, MichaelPreface2015
The little wonder (150 yrs of Ffestiniog railway)Winton, JM Joseph1986
Mike & Hilary Wreford’s Okehampton collectionWreford, Mike & Wreford, HilaryObelisk pubs1993
The Atlantic Coast Express – The Bude BranchWroe, David JWaterfront1995 (1988)
Lost railways of DevonYorke, SCountryside books2007