Blue Anchor to Minehead

  I started to panic a bit when I realised that this was our last ride,so I determined to spend the whole of this,our final journey,with my head out of the window making the most of it.It's a lovely stretch of the line with the sea on one side and the Exmoor hills on the other and it's a glorious sight when Dunster Castle comes into view.I really enjoyed this part of the journey.Our train slowly rattled into Minehead and there it was,our journeys end.

What a lovely day we'd had riding the rails in Somerset and I would certainly recommend it,but my thoughts did start wandering to Devon and the Exe! We set off home on the pleasant drive over Exmoor stopping off in the pub in Devon for dinner,that my brother generously bought for everyone.As I sipped my pint,I could still here the rattling of the tracks and the toot toot of the engine in my ears and a contented smile appeared on my face.

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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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