OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
Plus parts of the South Hams and West Devon
www.oldplymouth.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 14, 2018
Webpage updated: April 26, 2018

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  YEALMPTON BRANCH
MAIN LINE, BRENT STATION TO PLYMOUTH STATION (MILLBAY)

BRANCH LINE, PLYMOUTH STATION (MILLBAY) TO YEALMPTON STATION

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 Plymouth Station (Millbay) and Yealmpton Station 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 Plymstock Station.

All items refer to the Down direction (i.e. Plymouth Station (Millbay) to Yealmpton Station) except where indicated by ^ sign, which indicates it only refers to the Up Direction towards Plymouth Station.

Both passenger and freight trains on the Yealmpton Branch were restricted to a maximum speed of 30mph.

 
00 miles 00 chains PLYMOUTH STATION (Millbay)
   
  Plymouth Mill Bay Signal Box
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  Site of King Street Signal Box or Ground Frame. (246 miles 47 chains)
   
  Site of Plymouth Engine Shed
   
  Site of Harwell Street Ground Frame or Signal Box.
Controlled exit from and entrance to the old Plymouth Engine Shed.
   
  Plymouth Great Western Docks Junction. (246 miles 31 chains)
   
  Cornwall Junction Signal Box
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  246 miles 26 chains
   
  North Road West Signal Box
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  NORTH ROAD PLYMOUTH STATION
68 chains from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 61 rising.
   
  North Road East Signal Box
   
  Site of Mutley Station and Mutley Signal Box
   
  Mutley Tunnel
   
  Mannamead Signal Box
   
  Site of Lipson Vale Halt
   
  Lipson Junction and Lipson Junction Signal Box
   
  Mount Gould Junction Signal Box
2 miles 75 chains from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 73 falling.
   
  Site of Mount Gould and Tothill Halt
   
  Cattewater Junction Signal Box
3 miles 22 chains from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 90 falling.
   
MILEPOST MILEAGE FROM PLYMSTOCK  
0 miles 00 chains Plymstock Junction
   
0 miles 04 chains PLYMSTOCK STATION and Plymstock Signal Box
3 miles 71 chains from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 66 rising.
   
0 miles 09 chains The legal beginning of the Great Western Railway Company's Yealmpton Branch.
   
0 miles 20 chains Mile Post I
   
0 miles 40 chains Mile Post II
   
0 miles 60 chains Mile Post III
   
0 miles 77 chains BILLACOMBE STATION
4 miles 68 chains mileage from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 70 rising.
   
1 mile 00 chains Mile Post 1
   
1 mile 20 chains Mile Post 1 I
   
1 mile 40 chains Mile Post II
   
1 mile 60 chains Mile Post 1 III
   
1 mile 77 chains ELBURTON CROSS STATION
5 miles 68 chains mileage from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 68 rising.
   
2 miles 00 chains Mile Post 2
   
2 miles 20 chains Mile Post 2 I
   
2 miles 40 chains Mile Post 2 II
   
2 miles 52 chains BRIXTON ROAD STATION
6 miles 43 chains from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 60 falling.
   
  Brixton Road Signal Box
   
2 miles 60 chains Mile Post 2 III
   
3 miles 00 chains Mile Post 3
   
3 miles 20 chains Mile Post 3 I
   
3 miles 40 chains Mile Post 3 II
   
3 miles 60 chains Mile Post 3 III
   
4 miles 00 chains Mile Post 4
   
4 miles 05 chains STEER POINT STATION
7 miles 76 chains mileage from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 60 falling.
   
4 miles 20 chains Mile Post 4 I
   
4 miles 40 chains Mile Post 4 II
   
4 miles 60 chains Mile Post 4 III
   
5 miles 00 chains Mile Post 5
   
5 miles 20 chains Mile Post 5 I
   
5 miles 40 chains Mile Post 5 II
   
5 miles 60 chains Mile Post 5 III
   
6 miles 00 chains Mile Post 6
   
6 miles 20 chains Mile Post 6 I
   
6 miles 33 chains YEALMPTON STATION and Yealmpton Signal Box
10 miles 24 chains mileage from Plymouth Station; ruling gradient 1 in 60 rising.
   

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