It was now almost time for our return train,so we just spent our remaining time taking as many pictures as we could.I also just stood there for a while imagining what it must have been like to get on an Exe Valley train and travel all the way back home. 

Our train home arrived and as we sat watching the faces as we pulled out of the station,Christine and I both agreed that we had had quite a nice time visiting Exeter St.David's.We're not "anoraks" or anything or at least we don't think we are,but it was surprisingly fun and interesting to visit a working station and we would probably do it again and recommend it to others.

The 15 minute trip back to Tiverton Parkway zoomed by,but if you look closely and quickly,you can spot the abandoned platforms of Stoke Canon Station.Whilst walking back to our car I thought how ridiculous it was,that the nearest train station to Tiverton is actually about 7 miles away and how foolish it was to have got rid of not only the Exe Valley Railway,but the Tiverton Branch Line as well.Really short sighted.

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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.




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