Dartmoor railway. Dartmoor Soundings.

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    Meldon, Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK

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    Stevens, Andrew

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    A train passing along the Dartmoor railway, recorded at Meldon

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A very clear recording. The signal sound is at 00:00:40.

Posted by Adrian Arthur, Head of Web Services, British Library on 18/02/2009 15:57:00

The 15 mile Dartmoor Railway climbs 600 feet from the Tarka Line, near Coleford through Sampford Courtenay and Okehampton and onwards to Meldon, high on the flank of Dartmoor. The line survived the Beeching axe, and is now being developed by a unique partnership of public and private sectors, to once again serve the picturesque area of Devon and the Dartmoor National Park through which it runs.

Posted by David Penty, Web Technical Co-ordinator, British Library on 10/03/2008 16:24:00

The Dartmoor Railway operates on the route of the old Southern Railway line from Crediton to Okehampton and Meldon Quarry.

Posted by David Penty, Web Technical Co-ordinator, British Library on 02/03/2008 17:33:00