DEVON'S RAILWAY NETWORK
Welcome to this site which is gradually being created by disabled volunteers from research done by Ecorail Ltd, a company that also sponsors this site to a small degree, in its search for disused railway lines that might be reopened. Particularly lines that fit the company ethos and could be run effectively with modern, low carbon Hybrid Trains unsupported by local or national government.
The site has now been running for four years and as such it has become ever larger, now encompassing three domains with links between them, and we are trying to raise further funds to either enlarge at least one or purchase yet another domain. In the meantime we have been working on a standardisation of formate and attempting to gain permission to include more and more historic imade content. Some pages are also linked to relevent pages on the Railway Reinstatement Association's site for which we also now maintain their site. The RRA are a group that lobbys and promotes reinstatement of disuse lines.
We have recently adopted a policy of publishing unfinished pages in the belief that some information is better than an omission, so please bear with us whilst the site continues to expand. An onerous task due to the miriade of lines there once were, but sadly have all but disappeared from use, but not necessarily from the Devon Landscape.
We also gratefully receive and images, information pertinent to any station in Devon and the West Midlands secifically at the moment, but any railway or station in the UK for future reference. Full credit given and a link to your web site if you have one.
Great thanks to 'Railway Anna' who has agreed to market some of her modern railway images, many of which are used on these sites, assinging profits to help maintain these domains.
All Devon's railways were seperately built by a plethera of companies, often led by local communities wishing to be connected to the burgoning railway network. But not always entirely financially independant. Often being supported by the bigger railways until almost all were absorbed by the Great Western or London & South Western Railways, which many of the LSWR lines remaining in the Southern Region, whilst most became part of the Western Region after Nationalisation in 1948.
Click on any railway name and you will be linked through to the page about that railway and from there links to the pages of stations and key features on the lines featuring pictures of then, now and through its life, wherever permission has been granted to use historical images.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES IN THE SERIES
Last Updated 01/12/2016