maiden newton railway photographs

The North Devon Line

Barnstaple, North Devon, England


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Maiden Newton - Dorset

Castle Cary - Dorset



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all taken December 1986

 In December 1986, the little railway station at Maiden Newton, on the Castle Cary to Weymouth line,  had a superb atmosphere. It had all the trimmings, semaphore signals, token apparatus, signal box, lineside telegraph poles and trains. Most of this has now gone, save the trains. 

these below late 1960`s to early 1970`s

 DMU`s at Maiden Newton

DMU`s at Maiden Newton

a single car "bubble car" DMU waits at Bridport before its return to Maiden Newton?

some images of Castle Cary in the summer of 1984

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a DMU pulls away from Castle Cary bound eastward

a HST heads west past semaphores and lots of telegraph wires and poles

a class 31 on a passenger turn heads west into Castle Cary

the green class 50 "Sir Edward Edgar" hammers into Castle Cary from the east

a DMU enters Castle Cary from the east

a DMU enters Castle Cary from the east

a DMU and a class 50, pause on the main line at Castle Cary, both eastbound - note signal box, white brick in distance and variety of semaphores and track work.