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Webpage created: June 05, 2017.
Webpage updated: September 28, 2017

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  BRITISH RAILWAYS

WESTERN REGION MAIN LINE IN OLD PLYMOUTH, 1955

The route of the British Railways' Western Region main line through Old Plymouth in 1955 was as follows:

Milepost Mileage is from London Paddington Station via Bristol Temple Meads
Stations in use in 1955 are in
BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS
Block posts (Signal Boxes) in use in 1955 are shown in
bold lower case lettering

239m 10ch - 75mph speed restriction

239m 20ch - Hemerdon Sidings Signal Box

241m 60ch - 60mph speed restriction

241m 75ch - PLYMPTON STATION and Plympton Signal Box

242m 00ch - 75mph speed restriction

242m 79ch - Tavistock Junction Signal Box, controlled Tavistock Junction Freight Yard

243m 00ch - 45mph speed restriction

243m 08ch - 35mph speed restriction board

243m 10ch - Tavistock Junction, junction for the Tavistock and Launceston Branch

243m 18ch - 75mph  speed restriction

243m 78ch - 40mph speed restriction board

244m 02ch - Laira Junction Signal Box and Laira Junction, junction for Laira Motive Power Depot (MPD), Laira Freight Yard and Sutton Harbour Branch

244m 04ch - 75mph speed restriction

? - Site of Laira Green Station closed from 2 April 1849 until .....

244m 21ch - Site of Laira Halt closed from 7 July 1930

244m 29ch - Lipson Junction Signal Box

244m 35ch - Lipson Junction, junction for the BR (SR) main line to Friary Station and BR (WR) Branch line to Yealmpton and the BR (SR) Cattewater Branch.

245m 09ch - Site of Lipson Vale Halt closed from 4 May 1942

245m 19ch - Mannamead Signal Box

245m 32ch - Mutley Tunnel begins

245m 40½ch - Mutley Tunnel ends

245m 53ch - Site of Mutley Station closed from 2 March 1939

245m 60ch - 15mph speed restriction board

245m 62ch - North Road Station East Signal Box

245m 76ch - NORTH ROAD PLYMOUTH STATION

246m 06ch - North Road Station West Signal Box

246m 10ch - 15 mph speed restriction to Millbay and 25 mph speed restriction board to Cornwall Loop Junction

246m 25ch - Cornwall Junction Signal Box, junction with the Cornwall Railway line to Saltash

246m 48ch - Plymouth Mill Bay Signal Box, 5mph speed restriction and access to Millbay Motive Power Depot, Belmont Sidings and the Great Western Docks.

246m 64ch - PLYMOUTH STATION (Millbay)

STOP AND REVERSE

247m 00ch - Plymouth Mill Bay Signal Box

247m 22ch - Cornwall Junction Signal Box and junction with original South Devon Railway Company line from Totnes.

247m 31ch - Stonehouse Pool Viaduct.

Cornwall Loop Junction and the remainder of the main line to Cornwall from this point is covered in Railways in Old Devonport.