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Recommended Books about the railway

The Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway by Peter Strange first published 1989 by Twelveheads Press ISBN_0906294193

Excellent book,

well illustrated - plenty of information - 96 pages -

160 illustrations - 6 maps.

Card covers.

Out of print.

The Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway

Branch Limes to Clevedon and Portishead

Branch Lines to Clevedon and Portishead - including the WCPR and the Bristol Harbour lines by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith published 2003 by Middleton Press ISBN 1904474187

Mostly pictorial with 9 good WC&PR maps. WC&PR coverage 34 pages out of 96. Good coverage of the branch lines and Bristol Harbour lines. Hardback.

Available here at reduced price.

The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway by Colin G Maggs 2nd edition published 1990 by Oakwood Press ISBN 0853613885

Most detailed book but perhaps not for the casual reader. - 160 pages - 122 photographs - 7 maps - Hardback.

 Out of print.

The Weston Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway

The Weston Clevedon and Portishead Railway


The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway by Christopher Redwood published 1981 by Sequoia Publishing. ISBN 090546642X

Excellent book.

   183 pages, 41 illustrations including maps. Modelling scale drawings of Hesperus, Coach No 2, and large Drewry railcar. Hardback.

Out of print

“Discover Somerset’s Lost Railway” guide booklet


A unique 24 page booklet called “Discover Somerset’s Lost Railway” is available only from the WC&P  Railway Group website. It is intended as a guide for anyone wishing to trace the stations and features of the railway. New 3rd edition published 2014 enlarged and with more colour pages.

"Discover Somerset's Lost Railway" booklet




Other railway books with some WC&PR content:

Somerset Railways by Colin G Maggs published 2007 by Halsgrove Publishing ISBN 978 0 86183 442 6

Includes 5 pages on the WC&PR.

160 pages. Hardback.

Somerset Railways

Lost Railways of Somerset

Lost Railways of Somerset by Stan Yorke published 2007 by Countryside Books ISBN 9781846740572.

Card covers. 160 pages. Includes 6 pages on WC&PR. Published in 2007

Out of print?

Somerset Railways by Robin Madge published 1984 by The Dovecote Press ISBN 094615922X

Coverage of all Somerset Railways - 8 pages on WC&PR. 154 pages total. Out of print.

Somerset Railways

Somerset Railway Stations

Somerset Railway Stations by Mike Oakley published 2002 by The Dovecote Press ISBN 1 904349 09 9.

Large format hardback. 160 pages. Out of print?

Britain’s Light Railways by Antony Burton & John Scott-Morgan published 1985 by Moorland Publishing ISBN 0861901460

144 pages hardback.

Approx 2 pages on WC&PR.

Out of print

Britain's Light Railways

Railways of Arcadia

Railways of Arcadia by John Scott-Morgan, published 1989 by P. E. Waters and Associates ISBN 094890450x.

A Photographic Survey of the Colonel Stephens Railways.

149 pages hardback.

Out of print.



Other local books with some WC&PR content:

Images of Portishead by Ken Crowhurst published 2001 by Tempus Publishing ISBN 0752422405

Good comprehensive pictorial record of Portishead with some unusual photos of the railways, industry and docks. 128 pages - over 200 photos. Card covers.

Images of Portishead

Old Portishead

Old Portishead by John Macleay published 2001 by Stenlake Publishing

ISBN 1 84033 162 3

Pictorial record. 48 pages - 5 pages on the WC&PR.

Card covers.





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