Alexander Seal

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

The Royal Albert Bridge

Twelveheads Press
Publish Railway and Transport books, mainly focused on Cornwall and the south west of England. Book list and special offers online.

The Great Western Railway

The Broad Gauge Society
To most people the image of the Great Western Railway is one of Churchward 4-6-0's and the ubiquitous pannier tank. However, for over half its 113 year existence, a totally different character of railway existed, Brunel's magnificent 7'0¼" gauge. Home to over 600 locomotives - many of them unique to this gauge - from the early "freaks" to the Convertibles and "Rovers" of the 1890's.

South Devon Railway
The South Devon Railway operates a Heritage Steam railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes (Littehempston) in South Devon. This is a genuine ex GWR branchline preserved railway running alongside 7 Miles of the River Dart.

Great Western Study Group
Promoting and encouraging interest, research and modelling of the Great Western Railway.

The Great Western Archive
Locomotives of the Great Western Railway from 1902, with histories, images and sounds.

West Country Railway Archives
Historical information about the railways of the UK West Country, including their signalling.

Modelling the Great Western Railway:

GWR Modelling
GWR Modelling provides links and notes for modellers of the Great Western Railway. Features include notes on GWR liveries, listings of models and kits and extensive links to GWR-related websites.

Pendon Museum
Official site for Pendon Museum Indoor Model Village and Railways, Oxfordshire, England.

Clutton Station
A site about my P4 model of Clutton Station with pages on details I have not found elsewhere.

On this site you can find information about a model railway layout called Grindham. The site contains pictures of Grindham as well as scale model locomotives, rolling stock and road vehicles.

A description of my P4 model of the two Marlborough stations ca.1911. includes photo's a brief history of the line and an occasional diary and photo's taken during construction.

Much Meddling
A 4mm scale, 18.83mm guage finescale model railway based on a fictitious Great Western branch line station located in the Forest of Dean. This website is intended to showcase the layout and rolling stock and to document the various stages and techniques of construction.

A Cornwall between Falmouth and Mevagissey. It is assumed that the town grew up around it's small harbour and fishing fleet, although there is also a twice weekly market where the livestock and agricultural produce of the surrounding area are bought and sold. At the period when my layout is portrayed, 1905, the town is just beginning to enjoy the growth in holiday traffic by the middle and upper classes.


Pages 259 - 264 of "A Pictorial Record of Great Western Architecture" by Adrian Vaughan Pub OPC 1977 ISBN 0-902888-22-6 give several photographs, drawings and sectional diagrams of this bridge along with an account of its building.