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A friend of mine Bernard Mills has just had another one of his railway books published. This would be an ideal Christmas present for any railway enthusiast.

Bernard was a railway employee for an amazing fifty-five years, he is a very keen railway photographer and enthusiast. He lives with his wife in the lovely Buckland Monachorum village near Plymouth.

His latest book is called:

Backtracking Then & Now: Around Plymouth, Callington, Tavistock North and the SR Main Line to Okehampton

This is the fourth book of the ‘Backtracking Around’ series that looks at the railway lines in and out of Plymouth.

Over the years Bernard has had many excellent railway books published, most of them are still available to buy on Amazon. They all include some lovely old and modern railway photographs, the ‘Then and Now’ photos are just amazing to look at.

I have included the year each book was also published.

1983: Branch Plymouth-Tavistock South-Launceston

2003: Steam Around Plymouth

2013: Backtracking Around Friary, Laira and the Plym: Then & Now

2014: Steam Northwest

2016: From Lostwithiel to the China Clay Rails

2016: Backtracking Around Millbay, Devonport and the Tamar: Then & Now

2017: Devon and Cornwall the Class 47 Years: Class 47 A West Country symposium

2018: Backtracking Around Plymouth, Tavistock South & Launceston: Then & Now

2019: Railways Round Dartmoor

2020: Western Class Locomotives

You can buy the above books at

If needed, you can contact Bernard Mills via email at for more information about any of his published books.

Whether you buy Bernard’s new book or one of his old ones, I hope that you enjoy reading it.


Maybe you should consider getting a book made with your railway photographs. I would love to do it one day.

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