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10-06-2010

Chelfham Station ~ Lynton & Barnstaple Railway ~ Devon

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Chelfham station is situated adjacent to the Grade 2 listed viaduct of the same name, pictured here from the road on 12th July 2003.  The station was purchased in 1996 by the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Company and the viaduct underwent major restoration, with significant funding from its members.

Chelfham Viaduct - 12th July 2003 - MTC

Time did not allow us to find the actual station in 2003 (that had to wait until 2004), but we did stop to photograph the high, narrow bridge which carried the railway over the winding lane just south of the viaduct.  The decking was replaced by a massive concrete structure by the Southern Railway.  Here are views of the bridge from both sides and one along the formation on top.

Bridge just south of Chelfham Viaduct - 12th July 2003 - MTCBridge just south of Chelfham Viaduct - 12th July 2003 - MTC

Bridge just south of Chelfham Viaduct - 12th July 2003 - MTC

On my return visit in 2004 I visited Chelfham station.  Here is a view of the viaduct from the station approach.

Chelfham Viaduct - 17th August 2004 - MTC

This is the view across the viaduct from the station.  Note how some enterprising person has laid out track fixing pins to represent track leading onto the viaduct - I wonder if he or she got the gauge right?!

Chelfham Viaduct - 17th August 2004 - MTC

Here is the station building looking north. Since the railway closed it has had an extension built on the platform area, although the platform edge is still visible.

Chelfham Station - 17th August 2004 - MTC

Here is the view north up the track, notice the old Southern Railway station name board posts still standing.

Chelfham Station - 17th August 2004 - MTC


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