Morchard Road

North Devon Railway

London & South Western Railway

Southern Railway

BR Southern Region

Tarka Line

 

Morchard Road

 

Opened by the North Devon Railway on 1 August 1854

1950 OS map showing the remoteness of the station and distance from the village that it was built to serve

Modern OS style map showing that not much has changed in 65 years between the maps publications other than the increase in size of Down St Mary

Just 50 m walk from the Devon Dumpling pub is the road bridge from which you are looking south from onto the pedestrian Shobrooke Bridge which carries the long distance footpath over the railway

Looking north from the same bridge onto the Station hiding behind the tres on the left of the line

The Devon Dumpling pub, part of the Tarka Real Ale Trail which comes highly recommended by our photographer after their visit in 2013

Our photographer wasn't sure if they trespassing after taking this shot of the access to the station as it looks like so much like the driveway to the houses

A somewhat derelict looking station in ? perhaps the effect made worse by being in black and white

2014, the station now looking a lot better having become a private house

2014, Southbound Class 143 train arriving on its way to Exeter

The same train departing as can be seen from tail lights on