Test Trains in Exeter
Many Thanks Alan.
This was Dawlish yesterday
Finding evidence of railways in Bude, gets more difficult by the years, but I remember as a child in 1958 witnessing an N class Maunsell crossing a river bridge with a few wagons destined for the Bude Wharf.
Back in those days my parents arrived on holiday in our 1946 Standard 8 drop head, but the suitcases were delivered by rail!
I have attached a photograph of that very same bridge taken today. There is an explanation board at the site with some local history, which I have also attached.
Much of the trackbed to Halwill is still intact with a viaduct between Marhamchurch and Titson and two viaducts at Holsworthy.
There have been local meetings to promote reinstatement of this once busy holiday route, but this would be conditional on a connection via Halwill and Okehampton.
Best wishes Andrew
Many thanks Andrew. One can only hope concerning reinstatement but it would be a major major job - there is the bridge over the old A30 near Okehampton for instance.
Regards Clive Smith Many thanks Clive