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
Our Facebook page: DRA on Facebook.
Trial Twitter page: DRA on Twitter.
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
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 community 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
Peninsula Transport, of which the Peninsula Rail Task Force is the strategic rail subgroup.
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
Trainline UK and European train and coach information