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A fictional line, the Swimbridge & Lynton Railway was, like many lines, a triumph of optimism over reality. Funding ran out before Lynton was reached leaving a short route from Swimbridge to Arlington (Named Lynton Road). which was soon sold to the GWR. Fortunately, passengers and freight could continue on the better known Lynton and Barnstaple narrow gauge line, providing a steady revenue.
The railway connections caused the market at Arlington to grow rapidly. On market days, the passenger railmotor is supplemented by a rake of elderly coaches and additional freight services. Holiday makers also swell passenger numbers and warrant extra services. Today is a market day during the season of 1927 and Lynton Road will be bustling. Locomotives not normally seen on the branch will appear. Hence the train spotters' enthusiasm.
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