Welcome to Exe Valley Railway.com

The Exe Valley Railway was a branch line in Devon built by the Great Western Railway.It was in constant use from 1884 until the line was closed to passengers on the 7th October 1963.

It ran for almost 25 miles through beautiful Devon countryside and is still a happy memory for those who were lucky enough to travel along this picturesque route.

Although the line has been dismantled,most of the line remains unbuilt on,a tantalising thought that leaves open the possibility,however small,of the track one day being relaid and once again people travelling by train this beautiful route.  

Click on the buttons to switch between how it used to look and how it looks today 

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It's quite strange when you see an intact platform like this one.It looks so untouched almost newly made really,but you know that it hasn't been used for over half a century.Maybe it's just waiting for a time when it is used again.The platform is over grown with nettles,brambles and wild roses,but the two lamp posts are still there and one even has the hook that the lamp was hung from.

Looking down the line both north and south,it looks as though little has changed,but the track bed is now used by farmers as a sort of road to link their fields together.After walking up and down the platform many times and imagining what it would have been like in the old days at this remote stop by the Exe,we moved on to have a look at some other things of interest nearby.


+2 #3 Nancherrow 2015-12-05 15:30
Re-visited this site with friends yesterday and they solved the cogged posts mystery. The ratchetted cogs were for tensioning the wires on the fence. The concrete posts held 5 wires and there are 5 cogs on the metal contraption. :-)
+2 #2 Nancherrow 2015-10-21 12:31
The link to the picture didn't appear. Try this http://www.trenear-harvey.co.uk/pages/gatepost.html
+2 #1 Nancherrow 2015-10-21 12:30
Interesting article - thank you. With regard to your picture of the unusual gatepost I thought you might be interested to see this similar one I saw near Sheepstor Village. Burrator Halt is only half a mile away so maybe they have a railway connection.

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News From Down the Line

newslogo44Every now and then when I talk to people and they hear of my interest in the Exe Valley Railway,they tell me little bits of information or recall an old memory.It always amazes me how even today,more than 50 years after it's closure,the fondness with which people remember the railway and how fresh the memories seem to be to them.

This little section of the website is to pass on to you these little "titbits" and any other small pieces of information that I have come across.

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24/4/19These interesting pictures of Dulverton Station were sent in by Fred Gillard, who visited in about 1970 to take some pictures for a model railway project that he was building. The station buildings were bought by the Carnarvon Arms (now closed down) and used as staff and overflow guest accommodation,before being converted into residential housing. Thank you very much Fred for taking the time to share your pictures.




Memories of the EVR

If you have any memories of the Exe Valley Railway that you would like to share with us,please get in contact with me and maybe we could publish them on our website.Likewise,if you have any photographs or film related to the railway that you would like to share,please contact me.   

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