Dulverton Station Model Railway Exhibition
COME AND SEE THE WORKING MODEL OF DULVERTON RAILWAY STATION
Open in 2012 Monday and Wednesday afternoons
2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
from April 2nd to end of October
(other times by appointment -
MODEL RAILWAY PROJECT SINCE 1996
The real Dulverton Station is located 1.5miles south of Dulverton at Brushford. When it was opened in 1874 it was known as the Taunton to Barnstaple line, later the branch line from Exeter, via Tiverton was added. This must have transformed peoples lives because for the first time they could travel from Dulverton to Taunton and onto London.
Unfortunately Dulverton Station was closed in 1969 as part of Beeching’s recommendations and the site was eventually purchased by the Carnarvon Arms Hotel proprietor. Over the next 25years or so, many of the buildings stood empty initially but the development value of the site became evident. Today, many of the old railway structures have been removed; most of the original railway buildings have been converted into dwellings, a new house has been built and the station has taken on a different life.
With the vision and forethought of some very dedicated volunteers, financial backing and provision of a dedicated home from Dulverton & District Civic Society, the dream of creating a Dulverton Station Model Railway was being realised and in 1996 the project commenced.
The project itself is being continually developed but this year (2011), with the help of volunteers, the model railway has been on view to members of the public on a regular basis and it is hoped that this can be continued throughout the season.
A small exhibition in the Gallery of the main Centre building is running for a limited number of weeks throughout the 2011season -
FUNDING THE RAILWAY PROJECT
We are a registered charity and are totally reliant on donations to maintain and develop this project. You can help us by joining the Dulverton and District Civic Society and help fund the railway project for just £5 per year.
Alternatively, you may prefer to make a donation. Please send to:
Dulverton & District Civic Society
In the very near future, we plan to collect people's memories about Dulverton Station and create an oral archive. If you would like to contribute to this project or have any information, memorabilia, photographs or memories that you wish to share with usplease complete the email form alongside and send to us.