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Recommended Books about the railway

Branch Lines to Clevedon and Portisheadincluding 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 Railway –

Then and Now  

published August 2019 by WC&P Railway Group

ISBN 978-0-9929755-17

A brand-new unique book celebrating the fascinating WC&P Railway using historic photos in conjunction with present day ones. All station sites and main features are covered, each with an historic photo and a colour ‘now’ one. It includes a brief history and has a colour fold-out map showing locations of stations and features.

  60 pages with over 90 photographs in b&w and colour.

Available here ...

The Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway

by Peter Strange

first published 1989 by Twelveheads Press


Excellent book, well illustrated - plenty of information - 96 pages


160 illustrations - 6 maps.

Card covers.

Out of print.

The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway

by Colin G Maggs 2nd edition

published 1990 by Oakwood Press

ISBN 0853613885

160 pages - 122 photographs - 7 maps - Hardback.

 Out of print.

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. Updated in 2018.

Other railway books with some WC&PR content:

Colonel Stephens and his Railmotors

by Brian Janes and Ross Shimmon

published 2018 by Lightmoor Press

ISBN: 9781911038481

136 pages. Softback

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.

Lost Railways of Somerset

by Stan Yorke

published 2007 by Countryside Books

ISBN 9781846740572.

Card covers. 160 pages. Includes 6 pages on WC&PR.

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 Railway Stations

by Mike Oakley

published 2002 by The Dovecote Press I

SBN 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

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.

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.

Magazine articles - DVDs and TV programmes - Museums

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