LAST Thursday marked half a century since trains last ran over the Exe Valley Railway line which once linked Exeter St Davids station with Dulverton via Tiverton and Bampton.
At Dulverton the Exe Valley trains met those running on another closed line, that between Barnstaple and Taunton which succumbed in the "Beeching era" in 1966.
However one of the buildings that once served passengers on the Exe Valley is still doing so today, albeit in a different location.
The Great Western Railway's iron "pagoda" shelter from Cove, between Tiverton and Bampton was transplanted to the West Somerset Railway where it was "twinned" with the platform from Montacute (on the Taunton-Yeovil branch closed in 1964) to form Doniford Halt.
Today the Halt primarily serves the nearby Haven Holiday Centre and a family farm attraction.