The Exe Railway Bridge
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GWR '3521' Class 4-4-0 No. 3546 crosses from Somerset into Devon at Exebridge near Dulverton with the 3.23pm train from Barnstaple Victoria Road to Taunton in the summer of 1901. The fireman is building his fire to ensure ample steam for the steep gradients lying ahead through Morebath and Venn Cross. The van next to the engine is probably carrying freshly trapped rabbits from South Molton to markets in the Midlands and the capital. Undisturbed at the train's passing; a group of Devon Red cattle emerge from the shadows to seek refreshment from the cool waters of the River Exe.
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