OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
www.oldplymouth.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 06, 2018
Webpage updated: April 25, 2018

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  SUTTON HARBOUR AND NORTH QUAY BRANCH (SDR/GWR/BRWR)
MAIN LINE, BRENT STATION TO PLYMOUTH STATION (MILLBAY)

BRANCH LINE, LAIRA JUNCTION TO SUTTON HARBOUR AND NORTH QUAY (SDR/GWR/BRWR)

For more information about the Engines Sheds, Goods Depots or Yards, Ground Frames, Halts, Junctions, Platforms, Sidings, Signal Boxes, Signalling, Stations, Tunnels, and Viaducts along the branch line between Laira Junction and Sutton Harbour and North Quay click on the links provided below.

It describes the situation in 1955.  Stations which were still in use in 1955 are in CAPITAL LETTERS and signal boxes (signalling block posts) still in use at that time are in bold lower case lettering.  Where they both appear together then the signal box was on the station platform.  Milepost Mileage is from London Paddington Station via Bristol Temple Meads Station.  As far as is known no mile posts were provided on this Branch.

All items refer to the Down direction (i.e. Laira Junction on the main line to Sutton Harbour and North Quay) except where indicated by ^ sign, which indicates it only refers to the Up Direction towards Plymouth Station in all cases.

 
244 miles 2 chains Laira Junction and Laira Junction Signal Box
2 miles 62 chains from Millbay via curve
Speed over entire Branch must not exceed 15 miles per hour.
^1 mile 61 chains from Sutton Harbour plus 8 chains from North Quay Wharf; ruling gradient 1 in 203 rising.
   
244 miles 20 chains Mile Post 244 I ?
   
244 miles 40 chains Mile Post 244 II ?
   
244 miles 42 chains Mount Gould Junction and Mount Gould Junction Signal Box
40 chains from Laira Junction; ruling gradient 1 in 203 falling.  2 miles 65 chains from Millbay via curve; ruling gradient from Lipson Junction, 1 in 73 falling.
^1 mile 21 chains from Sutton Harbour plus 8 chains from North Quay Wharf; ruling gradient 1 in 1071 rising from Friary Junction.
   
  Site of Tothill Crossing Signal Box
   
244 miles 60 chains Friary Junction and Friary Junction Signal Box
58 chains from Laira Junction, ruling gradient 1 in 1071 falling.  3 miles 3 chains from Millbay via curve.
Mile Post 244 III ?
^1 miles 3 chains from Sutton Harbour plus 8 chains from North Quay Wharf.
   
  Site of Northey's Siding Ground Frame
   
 

SUTTON  HARBOUR BRANCH

NORTH  QUAY BRANCH

245 miles 00 chains Mile Post 245 ?  
     
245 miles 20 chains Mile Post 245 I ?  
     
  Sutton Road Level Crossing
Crossing gates but no signal box.

Sutton Road Crossing Gates on the Sutton Harbour Branch, 1959.
Clare Place flats in the background.
  Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (CE15585)

Site of Sutton Road Level Crossing Box
     
245 miles 63 chains Sutton Harbour Station
1 mile 61 chains from Laira Junction; ruling gradient 1 in 98 rising.
4 miles 12 chains from Millbay via Lipson Junction.
 
    North Quay, Sutton Harbour
  Lockyer's Quay  
     
  Bayly Wharf  
     

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