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'Save railway' fight still goes on 22nd January 1965

Save railway fight still goes onWhen local M.P.'s and South Western rail chiefs were lunching they were interupted by Mr Roger Crowther, chairman of the Torridge Railway Users' Action Committee.

M.P.s, Mr Peter Mills and Mr Jeremy Thorpe, were discussing with south west rail executives the future of the Barnstaple - Torrington and Barnstaple - Ilfracombe railway lines.

Discussion took place on the special inspection train of the general manager of British Railways Western Region, Mr G F Fiennes.  In the photograph he is greeting Mr Mills.  Other executives on board were Mr J Flynn; Mr G Phillip; Mr C Hawkins; Mr C Brindle; Mr W Hartnell; Brig-Gen W Abraham and Mr D Fletcher

Mr Thorpe stated that the railway officials had been given a number of complaints, including some about the lateness of trains arriving in North Devon, it had also been stressed that with further industrial development planned for the area it was essential that a railway service was available.

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