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Dawlish and the Railway
1901 to 1913

By David Allanach

This book traces the fortunes of the railway and the town from Edwardian elegance through two world wars and the radical changes of the 1960s and 70s. Thereafter the loss of local services in the town contrasted with Dawlish as a growing and desirable place to live. Meanwhile the railway having reached its nadir started its fightback in passenger numbers.
Read the story of how the railway and the town have interacted with each other, sometimes with a common purpose, sometimes not.
The 2024 print version has been partially re-written and a new book detailing the changes since the Great Storm of 2014 is being prepared.

£ 6 + p&p