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Tarka Valley Railway The Way Ahead

by Alan Jones at work in Torrington, England, United Kingdom


raised of £1,500 target
72% 20 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £1,500 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

To improve leisure facilities in the Torrington and North Devon area by extending and improving our heritage line to allow trains to run

by Alan Jones at work in Torrington, England, United Kingdom


We are a volunteer charity of approximately 150 members with 20-30 regularly on site working to extend the line from Torrington towards Bideford and being available to answer any questions from visitors and passers by on the Tarka Trail.

We are a friendly sociable group who want to remain active,using the skills we have learned, pick up new skills, make new friends whilst at the same time doing something for the community.


Our work is broken down into phases - as Rome wasn't built in a day neither will we be able to reach Bideford overnight - but our current phase involves laying track to the first over-bridge, installing Point-work and a siding to enable trains to run along the track and ensuring we maintain safe access for all users to the Tarka Trail running alongside the track

Any monies raised will go towards the purchase of Point-work and laying of track.


Responses to our community questionnaire indicated there was a desire for such an attraction, so we are providing what the community requested. We believe community support is very important to such a project.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Guided tour of the site with one of our experienced volunteers

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Acknowledgement on site of your donation on our honours Board

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Acknowledgment on site plus a guided site tour

Let's make 'Tarka Valley Railway The Way Ahead' happen

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