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Several books have been published on the Lambourn Valley Line which have proved invaluable in constructing the layout:

Wild Swan Publications Book

An Illustrated History of The Lambourn Branch

by Kevin Robertson & Roger Simmonds

Wild Swan Publications 1984

ISBN 10: 090686724X

This account chronicles the events from the earliest years of the line's history, through to the final developments of the 1950s when a new military line gave part of the branch an extension of life, postponing its final demise until 1973. In producing their intimate account, the authors have spent many hours of painstaking research, bringing together much original information from numerous sources however remote or obscure, including discussions with many of the surviving members of staff. 172 pages.

Middleton Press Book

Branch Line to Lambourn

by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith in association with Kevin Robertson

Middleton Press 2001

ISBN 10: 1901706702

This quiet rural branch was initially run by a local company using continental-style open verandah coaches. They are illustrated as are the pioneer diesel railcars that the GWR employed to effect economies. Ironically, steam reigned supreme at the end, as can be seen in many fresh views of this much admired route. Includes 120 photographs, large scale maps, and other details of local history. 96 Pages.

Oakwood Press Book

The Lambourn Valley Railway

by M.R.C. Price

The Oakwood Press 1964

ISBN 10: 0853610916

Number 32 of the publisher's Locomotion Papers, this booklet was the first to be published about the Lambourn Valley Railway. 28 pages.

Noodle Books

The Lambourn Branch revisited

by Kevin Robertson

Noodle Books 2008

ISBN 10: 190641906X

Featuring an abundance of unpublished photographs, undiscovered facts, and a unique personal insight into the daily operation of the line. Certain to entice and intrigue railway historians and enthusiasts around the country, it will also appeal to the local community who remember the days when the railway was an important part of daily life. 128 pages.

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