Morebath Junction Halt

   The halt was opened in 1928,to provide a station that was closer to Morebath village than Morebath station and provide a more regular service for locals,as trains from both the Devon & Somerset Railway and the Exe Valley Railway stopped there.

Although a windswept inconspiculous platform in the middle of nowhere,the halt was popular as it gave you access to the major towns of Barnstaple,Exeter,Taunton and Tiverton.

The junction was the only place in the country during the 19th century to have a signalwoman,a Mrs.Towns, who was appointed in 1890 and served for over twenty years.

There was no actual proper footpath to the platform,just a farm track and people would often take a change of footwear,leaving their muddy boots in the small shelter on the platform, to change back into when they returned from their journey.

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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.

Exe Valley train Exeter St Davids 1962250



04/09/18 I was recently contacted by one of our readers Barry Hilton,who when younger visited the Southwest and took some pictures down at Exeter St.Davids.This is what he told me.

"Taken 'in my teens', by a SLR Dacora II camera, on Ilford colour film, 120 size negs (2 1/4 inch square). It was the only colour film that I used as they were relatively expensive for me at the time, something like 22/6d.Taken in the summer of 1962 as a result of a family holiday in the South West, I would travel the railway systems of the area taking photos whilst the rest of the family spent most of the time on the beach. I seem to remember buying a 'runabout' ticket for 10/6d which covered all the Exe Valley system at the time." 



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