Culm Valley Light Railway

Cover of Culm Valley Light Railway

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DVD - Colour - 60 minutes
Exempt from classification

The CVLR was an endearing and delightful Devon railway that ran from Tiverton Junction to Hemyock, via Coldharbour Halt, Uffculme, Culmstock and Whitehall Halt. It opened to all traffic on 29th May 1876 and closed on 31st October 1975, with passenger services ceasing in September 1963).

The film chronicles a history of the CVLR and explains briefly the philosophy of Arthur Cadlick Pain, an exponent of light railways. With the aid of aerial footage over the Culm Valley, we then follow the old railway track bed to each station site and recreate sights of how things used to be.

With the use of unique archive 8mm film we then make the journey at ground level. Consultant, Max Stuart, narrates part of the journey for us. After looking at some technical information about the locomotives used on the line, we view a 'now and then' section showing how things have changed over the years.

Finally, we take a brief look at the Tiverton Branch.

An Aarchive Film Production
Based on the book by Michael Messenger
Consultant: Max Stuart
Aerial Facilities: Devon School of Flying
Narration: Roger D Lilley
Colour Slides: Peter W Gray
Archive Material: W Harris, A Harris, F Banfield and D Kibble
Produced and Directed by Phil Lilley

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