Thorverton station opened at the same time as the railway in 1885.It had two platforms,as it was a passing place,the main buildings being on the southbound platform.The Tiverton bound platform  had a small wooden shelter on it for the passengers to wait in.

Thorverton,not being on the main road and with no bus service,was quite isolated and was much used by the locals.The station also served the nearby watermill by way of a siding,so along with the many passengers and all the freight,the station became one of the most used on the line. 

After the closure of the railway the station master's house was converted into a private house that was named,"Beeching's Way".  

1906 Map


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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.



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.


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.   

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