It was amazing to be able to walk once again on an Exe Valley Railway platform and imagine all those trains and people that were once here.I imagine that the people living in the houses opposite must of had to be train lovers with the first train being the 6.00 Exeter train!I can imagine many half asleep people putting their pillows over the heads,as the trains came puffing in. 

  Not too much seems to have changed at Bolham Halt and I would imagine that it wouldn't take too much to have it working as it once did.I still need to explore the line to the north and south of Bolham,but that's for another day.We left Bolham quite pleased,that once again we had discovered something new about the Exe Valley Railway.

Train coming into Bolham Halt


1950 map.Notice how the A396 used to dog-leg through Bolham


 Usable Google Map of Bolham Halt 

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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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