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Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by Roger Farnworth, Jun 5, 2019.

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    A fascinating and quaint railway that I always found fascinating - my Grandparents living in Northam so I spend much time in the area. The Bideford Carriage or locoshed (not sure which) still exists opposite Bidefords Morrisons and was a motor coach Garage for many decades.
     
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    I have just begun to follow the route out of Bideford which is hidden under the main road. Google Earth is really good for this!

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    Thank you. Yes, there is quite a variety of different scales of mapping on that site. I make quite a bit of use of them.
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    The locos always remind me of sawn-off version of the Tralee & Dingle kit ... if rather tubbier! :)

    Legend has it that Col.Stephens expressed an interest in acquiring the redundant carriages on closure*, but that costs of transporting 'out of gauge' stock (they were very wide) put the kybosh on the idea.

    *I've often wondered .... if even Col. Stephens didn't see any case for re-opening the BW&A, just how much of a white elephant was it?
     
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