THE HISTORY

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L&SWR+SOUTHERN RAIL

THE TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY

For an informal but comprehensive history of the station and line this link takes you to a good overview.

Note: The information is not particularly recent, and stops before TVR became involved in the lines restoration.

with thanks to Martin James

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/t/torrington/

TVR and how it began

Until 2007
Pre Tarka Valley Railway days

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2008
In the beginning: 


The first tracklaying:

https://www.lynton-rail.org.uk/story/work-progress-thursday-20th-november



 

Courtesy of Lynton and Barnstaple Railway website

2018
Finding the Coaldock.

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The beginning
The beginning

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Finding the Coal dock
Finding the Coal dock

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The Coal dock found!
The Coal dock found!

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The beginning
The beginning

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CLEARING the Tarka Trail 2018

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The Tarka Trail - and original site.
The Tarka Trail - and original site.

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The Tarka Trail - and original site.
The Tarka Trail - and original site.

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The Tarka Trail - and original site.
The Tarka Trail - and original site.

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The Tarka Trail - and original site.
The Tarka Trail - and original site.

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Torrington Station site 1954

2019
Laying the track EXTENSION

Laying the Track
Laying the Track

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Laying the Track
Laying the Track

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Laying the Track
Laying the Track

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Laying the Track
Laying the Track

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2019
The pedestrian crossing and s-trail fitment

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