Bampton

     Bampton station was opened in 1884 as part of the Tiverton & North Devon Railway.It had two platforms,as it was a passing place and a goods shed and signal box.A siding for the quarry works was added in the late Victorian times,so that the stone from the town's numerous quarries could be shipped nationwide.

The station was much used and much loved by the people of Bampton and even today,people still have a sense of sadness about its loss.When the railway was closed,the station buildings were demolished and the cutting was filled in.The platforms still exist,buried under what is now a car park.

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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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