Diverted GWR services using our line while the Exeter to Taunton line was closed for track work, from September 28th until October 2nd 2020
See how the GWR trains occupy the whole of platform 1 – and more!
Colas Class 66 on route learning trips for drivers of ballast trains which were going to be using the line, when the Exeter to Taunton line was closed for track work in October 2020
Views of the interior of Honiton Signal Box, 2012
View from Honiton Signal Box, 2012
The Station forecourt after rebuilding in December 2010
Engineering work near Honiton, Jan 2009
1st Feb 2019. This class 66 was on a route learning trip prior to the Exeter to Taunton line being closed due to planned work on Wellington Tunnel. They were going to be used on ballast trains from the Mendips to Exeter Riverside Yard
25th Aug 2014. New-build Tornado 60163 approaches Honiton with the Down “Devon Belle” on a wet August Bank Holiday
4th June 2020. The Network Rail measurement train approaches Honiton working from Exeter Riverside to Reading.
A Great Western Railway Hitachi Class 800 train diverted through Honiton, March 2019
Photos in this panel: Courtesy of David Badman
“In 1953 my father became Head Teacher of Honiton County Secondary School. For several years we lived in Church Hill just across from the Station. We enjoyed the loco whistles and Railwaymen’s banter when the 5 AM pickup goods came to shunt the yard every morning! Three of these photos showing the Goods Yard and the Station building were taken with a Box Brownie camera and are therefore not of high resolution.”
Above: A general view of the Goods Yard at Honiton Station. The loco is “West Country” 34003 “Plymouth”
The Ian Allan Loco Spotters Club Special of 1 April 1953, with “West Country” 34010 “Sidmouth” in charge, passes through Honiton Station
Below left: “West Country” 35001 “Channel Packet” passes through Honiton Station
Below right: This is a copy of a 35mm slide thought to be of a school party from H.C.S.S. en route to St Malo via Southampton. The date is the late 1950s. It also shows a local train in the down siding at Honiton Station.