Pictures of the Newton Abbot Fire
Taken from a down train.
by Kevin Jenkin
I visited the area yesterday afternoon after travelling up from Penzance and purchasing a Devon Rover Ticket.
Alongside stood the former David & Charles building much ransacked, what would David St Thomas and Ivor Hocking have said?
Viewing the building from the Industrial Estate a fire crew was in attendance dealing with a small rubbish fire which they tell me was a frequent occurrence on the site.
It seems that I made it just in time!
Bittaford is located between Ivybridge and South Brent and is where I have lived for nearly twenty years. Not the first place I choose to take railway photos due to its lack of ideal locations, Ivybridge being my preferred choice. These five are pretty much my entire Bittaford photo file.
Bittaford did once have its own station. To see pictures of it please check the link to Brian Moseley's very interesting and detailed website 'Old Plymouth'
Regards, Clive Smith.
Many thanks for your collection and the above highly recommended link. Keep up the good work. I always look out for Bittaford, a charming spot located on a crook in the old A38 where it comes close to the viaduct.
in Dawlish Warren