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Bideford & Instow Railway

Category: Working Demonstrations/Rides


Bideford Railway Heritage Centre
Brightlycott Cottage
Shirwell Rd
EX39 4BB

Tel: 01237 429072

The Bideford Railway Heritage Centre CIC (previously the Bideford and Instow Railway Group) in Devon is currently responsible for the management of Instow signal box which opens on occasional Sundays and bank holidays from Easter to October. A railway museum existed in the rebuilt signal box at the Bideford site and short passenger rides were given there until 2006 when vandalism temporarily prevented services operating. This site was mothballed in 2008 when housing development threatened to encroach on the trackbed. This threat has now (2009) been removed and the company is now working on putting all necessary permissions back in place so that services can recommence. The site remains accessible from the Tarka Trail. Former British Railways rolling stock owned by the railway includes a PMV van and a BR standard brake van. A Hibberd Planet diesel locomotive is also present.

Source: Bideford & Instow Railway at Wikipedia

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