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".  

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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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