Station Name: CHUDLEIGH

[Source: Dave Holman]

Chudleigh Station Gallery 2: June 1966 - May 2014


Chudleigh station forecourt was off the Kingsteignton Road, close to its junction with the A38. Although the building was still used in June 1966 by the remaining one railwayman, half the windows have been bricked up. Passenger access, when open, was either along the short approach road or down a flight of steps from the A38, adjacent to the overbridge.
Photo by John Alsop


Chudleigh station in June 1965. The room at the north end of the building has always been the goods office and it is clearly still being used for that purpose.
Photo by John Alsop


C1965 the station still retained its original GWR colours. The three basic colours used by the GWR were 'Stone No.1', or light stone, ‘Stone No.2’ and 'Stone No.3', or dark stone. Stone no.1 was a warm buff colour said to have been a copy of Cotswold stone. Stone no 2 was a darker, browner buff while the dark stone was a mid brown with a reddish tint, again a warm colour. Stone 1 or stone 2 could be used for large areas like planking and canopies, with the darker stone3 for doors,
metalwork and the like.


Chudleigh station looking north c summer 1968. The station closed completely on 4 December 1967 and undergrowth is already encroaching on the trackbed.
P
hoto by John Hallett


Chudleigh station looking south from the A38 overbridge in August 1968. The station is now abandoned but still largely intact. Although the buildings are boarded up they have been broken into. The goods dock is seen alongside the loop in the distance.
Photo by Nick Catford


Chudleigh station looking north towards Exeter in August 1969.
Photo by Nick Catford


Chudleigh station forecourt in August 1969. Within a few months the station would be demolished prior to the construction of the Chudleigh bypass.
Photo by Nick Catford


Chudleigh station forecourt and goods shed in August 1969.
Photo by Jim Champ


The site of Chudleigh station c1970. The station has been demolished and the bypass is now under construction.


Looking south at the site of Chudleigh station in January 2009. The old A38 has now been widened across the north end of the station site and now forms part of a junction with the new A38. The trackbed through the station remains intact although it has been bisected by the Kate Brook a small tributary of the River Teign. Its confluence with the Teign was moved north closer to the bridge, crossing the trackbed in the trees seen in the middle distance. The station building was on the north side of the Kate Brook. The south end of the platform and the goods yard were largely on the south side.
Photo by Dave Holman


The site of Chudleigh station looking south from the widened overbridge in January 2009.
Photo by Dave Holman


Looking south towards the site of Chudleigh station in January 2009. The north end of the station was lost when the road bridge was widened as the platform started immediately south of the bridge. Beyond the new bridge, the remainder of the station site remains although now bisected by the realigned Kate Brook. There is no actual evidence of the station to be found.
Photo by Dave Holman


The widened overbridge at Chudleigh station in May 2014. At road level there is no visible trace of the original bridge but at track level it is clear that the original brick arch has been incorporated into a new wider bridge. This view is looking north.
Photo by Neil Bromley

Looking south from the site of Chudleigh station in May 2014. The station building was behind the photographer. The Kate Brook now flows through the site of the goods lock-up. The bulk of the goods yard, including the goods dock, was on the far side of the Kate Brook.
Photo by Neil Bromley

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[Source: Dave Holman]


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