I went to Exeter today, the bridge at Aller Junction has been swept away. I also heard that track relaying was being carried out between Crediton and Yeoford with trains still running. So I caught the 12.26 from Exeter to Yeoford. On arrival at Crediton we waited for the train from Barnstaple to cross us. A pilotman joined our train and we then departed on the Okehampton line passing on route the relaying of about 1.5 miles of track towards Yeoford. At the end of the track relaying the Okehampton line was then slued over to connect into the Barnstaple line arriving on the right track into Yeoford. The normal arrangement being that the Okehampton line and the Barnstaple line run as two single lines from Crediton to the site of the former Coleford Junction before they go their respective routes.
Many thanks for that Roger