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Bristol & Exeter Railway
Brunel's Bristol & Exeter Railway ran from Bristol to Exeter, with branches to Tiverton, Barnstaple, Minehead, Chard, Yeovil, Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead. It was also initially responsible for working the Somerset Central Railway, later part of the Somerset & Dorset Joint and the North Devon Railway, later part of the L&SWR. The B&ER was absorbed by the Great Western in 1876.
Map of Lines Worked by the Bristol & Exeter Railway (from the "Locomotive Magazine," August 1898). To enlarge right click and select "view image"
Corporate Seal of the Bristol & Exeter Railway, combining the coats of arms of the two cities. To enlarge right click and select "view image"
James Wentworth Buller, M.P. (1798-1865), Chairman of the Bristol & Exeter Railway and father of General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG (18391908), who was responsible for the Relief of Mafeking in the Boer War
Bristol tobacco magnate William Day Wills (1797-1865), a Director of the Bristol & Exeter Railway from 1838 to 1865
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