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Dawlish and the Railway
1901 to Today

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 and today passenger numbers continue to grow.

Read the story of how the railway and the town have interacted with each other, sometimes with a common purpose, sometimes not.

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