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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.  

What it Looks Like Today:   Morebath Station to Morebath Junction

Morebath Station

   Although Morebath station isn't part of the Exe Valley Line(it's on the Devon & Somerset),I was still interested to see how it is today,so I set off with Christine,curious to see what we'd find.  We first drove to Morebath and headed for the old station which is to the east of Morebath village.I already knew that the old station house was now a residential dwelling,but we drove there and took a few pictures.The old gates are still there and it's easy to imagine the days when people would walk up the drive to catch their trains.

Bridge 1

    Next we went down the other fork in the road to where there used to be a bridge over the road,marked by an orange marker on our Google map.I have called this "bridge 1",but I wonder if it was known locally by another name?I'm no strucrtural engineer,but I believe this to be a beam bridge with the "beam" bit missing. The structure is in good condition for its age and the brickwork seems sound.

 

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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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26/8/16  If you have visited Tiverton recently,you have probably noticed that there are some Tivvy Bumper sculptures placed around the town.This is Tiverton Museum's,"All Aboard" sulpture trail.There are 21 to find and 4 stamps to collect.This seemed like something my youngest two would find fun,so we set off one day to find them all.I had hoped to find them all in one go,but for various reasons it took us four attempts,but we did find them all in the end,as you can see in the pictures.

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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.   

Exe Valley Railway Quiz

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