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These are the main books about the history of the railway.

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The Bristol to Portishead Branch with the Bristol Harbour Railway and Canon's Marsh Branch

by Colin Maggs

Published 2020 by Oakwood Press

ISBN : 9780853617457

Paperback 192 pages

A comprehensive illustrated history of the railway line connecting Bristol with the port of Portishead.

Colin Maggs relates the full story of these branch lines from the earliest days to the most recent developments. He examines the proposals for and construction of the line, freight and passenger traffic, locomotives, coaching stock, signalling and many other aspects of the lines’ operations. Well illustrated with archive black & white photographs, maps, diagrams and other reproductions.


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 978 1 904474 18 0

96 Pages and 120 Photographs with large Scale Maps.


Buy here from WC&P Railway Group at a discount

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Reflections on the Portishead Branch

by Mike Vincent

published 1983 by Oxford Publishing Co.

ISBN: 0 86093 190 0

Very comprehensive with many photos and maps.

224 pages

(out of print).  

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