The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway
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Latchley Stations rather basic Trackplan.

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Latchley Station with the platform on the right and station masters house presumably on the left, which seems very extravagent considering how tiny the Station was.

Chilsworthy Station Trackplan

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Chilsworthy Station looking toward Callington, the platform is under all that undergrowth.

Original Gunnislake Station Trackplan.

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The new minimal but tidy and clean Gunnislake Station, the trees in the background obscure the original Station site.

Calstock Station Trackplan, showing the wagon lift beside the Viaduct.

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Calstock Viaduct, not quite such an impressive view for the driver.

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Calstock Station with quite an attractive new shelter.

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Calstock Viaduct.

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Calsock Viaduct, rather more impressive from the water side.

Gradient Profile for the SR route from Exeter to Plymouth.

Bere Alston Trackplan.

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Bere Alston Station, appears to be unused at the moment but according to notices the Okehampton-Meldon group seem to have an interest.

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Bere Alston looking toward Plymouth. You don;t see many Telegraph Poles like that anymore.

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Upside waiting shelter at Bere Alston, looking rather the worse for wear.

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Bere Alston Station looking very complete, apart from running lines.

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Bere Alston Station, not sure how old the enamel sign is but a nice touch.

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Bere Alston Signal Box, I seem to remember something about the box being used by the PW department which is why it has survived over 40 years after closure, although it appeared very empty now.

And here is a shot of Bere Alston Signal Box over 40 years ago.
Bere Ferrers Station Trackplan.
Bere Ferrers Station, up platform.

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Bere Ferrers Station looking toward Tavistock, a fine selection of signs and platform furniture.

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Bere Ferrers Station.

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Bere Ferrers Signal Box, or Beer Ferris as the Station was originally named. The Box was relocated from Pinhoe.

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A tough line to work, must have been quite a battle for the Bullieds ,especially in winter.

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Bere Ferrers Station, a lovely site but as always a shame that the Station is choked with cars.

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Bere Ferrers Station, the Semaphore is now purely for decoration.

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Shillamill Tunnel Southern Portal, a bit of a sting in the tail for heavy trains as it was a short stretch of 1:75 then 1:98 through the Tunnel heading down toward Plymouth.

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Shillamill Tunnel Southern Portal, although the cutting is choked with vegetation the trackbed is fortunately quite clear.

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The Northern end of Shiilamill Tunnel, with a very substantial retaining wall and arch on the right.

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Shiilamill Viaduct, which is in the dip of the almost continuous downhill run from the Summit near Meldon Junction, and the short but sharp climb through the Tunnel, before again heading quite steeply downhill to Tavy Viaduct. Would have been an entertaining place to listen to trains in either direction.

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A diversion to GW lines in the area. Grenofen Tunnel Northern Portal.

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Grenofen Tunnel Soutern Portal, the very stately Portal, only reopened a week or so ago, looks very impressive in the dappled sunlight. This has to be a better use for old railways rather than leave them to be consumed by nature, or houses, it was good to see a lot of people using the route, both cycling and walking, far more welcoming than the nearby A386.

Horrabridge 1910

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Sadly the converting of the line for cyclists came to late for Horrabridge Station, the obligatory housing estate with the converted Goods Shed in the middle occupy it now.

Princetown Branch Gradient Profile

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Burrator Halt on the Princetown Branch. Although closed 56 years ago, the steps and turnstile railings survive on both sides of the line, these lead up to the platform with the brick base of the shelter just visable on the left of the railings.

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Burrator Halt.
The opposite side of the line to the previous picture, looking toward Princetown, these steps were presumably provided for hikers to access the Station as there is nothing behind the photographer other than moorland.

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Burrator Halt.
Looking toward Yelverton, the platform was on the left and the brick base of the waiting shelter can just be seen, the posts on the skyline on the right are the ones seen in the previous picture.


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Underbridge north of Burrator, recently rebuilt and quite in keeping with the line.

Princetown Station Trackplan.

Panorama of the Station site at Princetown, not a lot left, the line is just visable coming in to the left of the the Fir Trees and the Station was in the field where the horses now graze.

Crediton Station Trackplan.
Crediton 1921

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Crediton Station, kept in very fine condition.

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Crediton West Signal Box, now listed and quite unique.

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Even the footbridge at Crediton is worth a look.

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