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.  

 On the other side of the Exe,another Victorian bridge was targetted for destruction.The St.Andrew Street Bridge that linked the two halves of St.Andrew Street,would be replaced by a footbridge.This effectively cut off the two halves of the street from each other,as now if you lived at the bottom end of St.Andrew Street and wanted to drive to the top,you would have to drive all around Tiverton to get there.

Tiverton Museum's pictures of St.Andrew Street Bridge and the new road being built.

The rails of the old Exe Valley Railway had already been removed,but now all trace of it was to be flattened.The raised track bed was completely levelled all the way down to Tiverton Station and anything railway related was either removed,destroyed or buried.The only thing that remains is the steep embankment which you can still see today as you drive down the Great Western Way. 

Tiverton Museum's pictures showing the road being built down towards Tiverton Station.

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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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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

How much do you know about the Exe Valley Railway?Take our quiz and find out!

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