OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: June 02, 2017.
Webpage updated: June 05, 2017

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  BRITISH RAILWAYS (WESTERN REGION)

SUTTON HARBOUR BRANCH

On January 1st 1948 the railways were nationalized and the Great Western Railway Company Sutton Harbour Branch then became the British Railways (Western Region) Sutton Harbour Branch.  There was also a British Railways (Southern Region) Sutton Harbour Branch that ran to Sutton Harbour from Friary Station.

To cut out unnecessary duplication, the the British Railways (Southern Region) Sutton Harbour Branch was closed.  The rails were removed in 1957, thus leaving this line as the only one to access the quays around Sutton Harbour.

The British Railways (Western Region) Sutton Harbour Branch was officially closed to traffic on December 31st 1973.