Some useful links for DRA members and supporters



EasyFundRaising, which enables you to contribute to DRA funds every time you make an online purchase from thousands of retailers, including all the major ones like Amazon, Ebay etc. It's something for nothing! For more details, visit their website, or contact the DRA Treasurer Christine Horner (christine.horner[at]talk21.com): EasyFundRaising

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Preserved railways and railway heritage sites in this corner of the country (or nearby as the crow flies!):


Avon Valley Railway

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Combe Rail Barnstaple - Braunton tram project and Ilfracombe line heritage

East Somerset Railway

Exeter & Teign Valley Railway at Christow Station

Gwili Steam Railway

Helston Railway

Launceston Steam Railway

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Plym Valley Railway

South Devon Railway

Tamar Belle Heritage Centre

Tarka Valley Railway

Teifi Valley Railway

West Somerset Railway

Yeovil Railway Centre


Other sites of interest to DRA members, local rail users and enthusiasts:


Avocet Line Rail Users Group Exeter-Exmouth line users group

Bow Station. Information on Bow Station, by its current owners.

Connect Bude campaigning to reconnect Bude to the national network

Cornwall Railway Society Brilliant site with lots of Devon content

Crediton Community Bookshop Apart from being an excellent bookshop, this is also the town's TIC and as such carries local railway timetables

The Dartmoor Line website for the GWR Exeter-Okehampton service

Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership Developing the Devon and Cornwall branches

Exe Valley Railway Quality website reflecting affectionately on the Exeter-Tiverton-Dulverton line

Great Western Railway Operator of local branches and Penzance-Paddington mainline

Heritage Railway Association The voice of UK preserved railways

Heritage-railways.com UK & Ireland Heritage Railways

The Moorlander Local newspaper vociferous in its support of the reinstatement of the Exeter service. Archives feature a number of articles on the Dartmoor Line.

Old 25" OS maps late 19th/early 20th century maps courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

National Rail Tickets and service info

Northern Route Working Group making the case for reinstating the line to Plymouth

OkeRail Local rail campaign group

Open Railway Map another excellent mapping site

Railfuture Campaigning for rail improvement

Rail Map Online terrific website overlaying historic railways on modern mapping

Railway Inn at North Tawton

Real Time Trains Real time running info for UK trains

Sampford Courtenay parish council Articulating the case for another stop on the Dartmoor Line.

South Western Circle organisation dealing with all things LSWR

South Western Railway Operator of Exeter-Waterloo services

Tarka Rail Association Exeter-Barnstaple line user group

Timetable World digital collection of timetables and maps