Looking at old maps you can see that the line curved all the way down what is now Woodward Road,before crossing under the Exeter Road.So knowing this,we went back to our car before driving down the road so we could park a bit closer.

The bridge is easy to tell by the walls on either side of the road.On the right hand side coming from Tiverton,there is a gate that leads onto a wooded path and it is from here that we gained access to the underneath of the bridge.I should say here that there is another gate to the path to the bridge,that is locked and a sign from the Enviroment Agency saying no entry.

The reason for this sign is that the Cotty Brook Culvert is here and runs under the tunnel and I imagine that they are worried that people may fall under it maybe or that children may do something or other.Anyway,me and Christine disregarded this sign and took our life in our hands,so that you our good readers,don't have to.

The bridge is very solid and well made as usual and is still in very good condition.When we went to the entrance of the tunnel,we found that there were people sleeping or living there,so we didn't go into the tunnel and beyond to explore more.Although I have every sympathy for homeless people,I know that some can be violent lunatics,so we didn't want to get too close.Also,we didn't want to impose on their privacy or make them anxious in any way.This was a shame as I would have liked to have had a look at the bridge from the other side.Maybe another day.

After this we left for home with a brief detour to Morrisons to buy some sausages for our dinner.

1935 Map-notice the curve that is the same as todays road and where the line crosses the A396


Google Map of where we went



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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.

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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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