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Oh Dr Beeching

By peterjay80
Once the trains stopped here right at the hotel platform. Yesterday's distant home" is just to the right of where I'm standing to take this shot. Memories of a bygone day.

Tags: Architecture forgotten railways

Voters: cats_123, RobertTurley, bluesandtwos and 13 more


cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
13 Jan 2018 10:37AM
I hear they are talking about reopening some of the old lines..such a short sighted policy of its day 😥

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Let's hope Smile
bluesandtwos 10 412 1 England
13 Jan 2018 11:17AM

Quote:Let's hope Smile


Where was this taken?

North Devon
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 11:58AM
How wonderful to be able to access the train on your doorstep.
I guess it is a hotel no more - looking at the weeds, but a lovely old building.
dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1576 England
13 Jan 2018 1:22PM
So convenient - though maybe a little noisy early in the morning when the milk train passed?
13 Jan 2018 1:46PM
When Butcher Beeching made his case for closing hundreds of miles of track he was a major shareholder in a company called.....
TARMAC. Coincidence?
djh698 16 6.1k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 11:03PM
good bit of history
Spkr51 3 United States
13 Jan 2018 11:26PM
Biddybix 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2018 12:05PM
I do believe this is Bideford, North Devon. in which case, this is the rear of The Royal Hotel on what is now The Tarka Trail, originally the railway line from Exeter to Barnstaple. Good pic.

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