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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.
- The platform looking north
- Looking south over the bridge
- The rails and lamp post are still there
- The concrete is still in good condition
- Standing on the platform looking north
- Bits of wood are everywhere
- Looking south up the platform
- Looking down at the edge of the platform
- Where the old shelter used to be
- Looking under the platform
- The view looking south
- Note the space where the shelter used to be
- People now store their garden stuff under the platform
- The right slope of the 109 feet long platform
- The old lamp post
- Christine has now signaled down imaginary trains on two Exe Valley platforms!
- I found this one snoring away
- The nicelly tunnelled view looking north
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