Full steam ahead to lay Torrington railway tracks [North Devon Gazette]





Date: 13/02/2015

Members of the Tarka Valley Railway Group have been busy getting ready to lay tracks in the footsteps of the old Tarka line in Torrington. In March 2013, the Gazette revealed how the group was granted planning permission to lay 267.68m of track alongside the Tarka Trail. Now, nearly two years on, volunteers have cleared the land ready, and the lease should be in their hands within weeks. The aim is to turn the station, situated at the Puffing Billy, into a tourist attraction, offering passengers rides. [From Richard Buckby]


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Full steam ahead to lay Torrington railway tracks

North Devon Gazette

Tarka Valley Railway Group start working clearing the way for new family railway attraction in Torrington.

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