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There are 8 pages of railways in this region.
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Devon and Somerset Railway

A peculiar queue of abandoned caravans and cars stretches along the track bed of the former Taunton-Barnstaple line at Bishops Nympton and Molland station on 11th September 1976. It was as if holiday motorists had tried to use the disused railway as an alternative to the congested roads and come ... [Mark Dufton]

Dorset Central Railway

Looking north from Henstridge Station site along the grassed over former Somerset & Dorset line trackbed towards the A30 Shaftesbury Road over-bridge in May 2015. The route is blocked off just before the road bridge, with mature trees along the trackbed beyond. [David Pesterfield]

East Somerset Railway

A view east at Cranmore in 1977 during the early days of the East Somerset Railway. It had developed considerably by my last visit in 2014. [John McIntyre]

Exeter and Exmouth Railway

A DMU from Exemouth runs north towards Exeter alongside the estuary in 1985. [Ian Dinmore]
Falmouth Branch

Frome to Yeovil Line (Frome, Yeovil and Weymouth Railway)

Castle Cary station, looking west from the station footbridge on 27th May 2017. Beyond the platforms the line to Yeovil and Weymouth diverges from the main line. [Alan Cormack]

Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway

LMS Princess Pacific 46203 Princess Margaret Rose, approaching the site of Oakle Street station on the GWR Gloucester to Newport line in March 1994 with a special. [Peter Todd]

List of locations in this area

Barnstaple Victoria Road Bishops Nympton and Molland Blandford Forum 

Castle Cary Cranmore 


East Anstey Exmouth Exton 


Lympstone Village 

Mendip Vale Merehead Merehead Quarry Merryfield Halt Midsomer Norton 

Oakle Street 

Shillingstone South Molton Stalbridge Sturminster Newton 

Templecombe Topsham 

Yeovil Pen Mill