Talk will take you on most intriguing railway journey
By Exeter Express and Echo | Thursday, August 29, 2013, 06:45
THE Culm Valley line from Tiverton Junction via Uffculme and Culmstock to Hemyock was one of the most intriguing in the country.
Although only 7.5 miles long the trains took about 40 minutes to reach Hemyock – most people could cycle the route faster than the train.
Sadly, it is now 50 years ago when the last train ran on the Culm Valley Light Railway Line.
To commemorate the occasion, a talk with anecdotes and artefacts will be held by Amyas Crump in Uffculme.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Culm Valley Model Railway Club in conjunction with Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life at the United Reformed Church, Commercial Road.
A spokesman for the club said: "On September 7, 1963, the Beeching Cuts saw the last passenger train leave Hemyock for its journey through Culmstock and Uffculme to Willand's Tiverton Junction station.
"Amyas is a well-known speaker in the adds humour and local knowledge to his talks."
The talk starts at 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm, and tickets cost £4, available from Tiverton Museum, Coldharbour Mill or Malc Trump on 01884 840369.