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

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 02, 2018
Webpage updated: August 23, 2018

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  /  RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT

MAIN LINE, BRENT STATION TO PLYMOUTH STATION (MILLBAY)

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 South Devon Railway / Great Western Railway / British Railways Western Region Main Line between Brent Station and Plymouth Station (Millbay) 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.

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

 
229 miles 50 chains 50mph speed restriction
   
229 miles 52 chains Brent Signal Box
   
229 miles 54 chains BRENT STATION
Ruling gradient 1 in 131 rising.
   
229 miles 60 chains Mile Post 229 III
   
230 miles 00 chains Mile Post 230
   
230 miles 20 chains Mile Post 230 I
End of 50mph speed restriction
   
230 miles 40 chains Mile Post 230 II
   
230 miles 60 chains Mile Post 230 III
   
231 miles 00 chains Mile Post 231
   
231 miles 20 chains Mile Post 231 I
   
231 miles 40 chains Mile Post 231 II
   
231 miles 60 chains Mile Post 231 III
   
231 miles 70 chains WRANGATON STATION
Ruling gradient 1 in 117 rising.
   
231 miles 74 chains Site of Kingsbridge Road Signal Box
   
231 miles 78 chains Wrangaton Signal Box
   
232 miles 00 chains Mile Post 232
   
  Site of Monksmoor Bridge Temporary Signal Box
   
232 miles 01 chains Site of Monksmoor Siding Ground Frame.
   
232 miles 20 chains Mile Post 232 I
   
232 miles 40 chains Mile Post 232 II
   
232 miles 60 chains Mile Post 232 III
   
232 miles 70 chains 50mph speed restriction
   
232 miles 77 chains BITTAFORD PLATFORM
Ruling gradient 1 in 120 falling.
   
233 miles 00 chains Mile Post 233
   
233 miles 10 chains End of 50mph speed restriction
Site of Bittaford Viaduct Temporary Signal Box
   
233 miles 20 chains Mile Post 233 I
   
233 miles 40 chains Mile Post 233 II
   
233 miles 55 chains Site of Cantrell Sidings and the Redlake Signal Box
   
233 miles 60 chains Mile Post 233 III
   
234 miles 00 chains Mile Post 234
   
234 miles 20 chains Mile Post 234 I
   
234 miles 40 chains Mile Post 234 II
Site of original Ivybridge Goods Signal Box.
   
234 miles 60 chains Mile Post 234 III
40mph speed restriction
   
235 miles 00 chains Mile Post 235
   
235 miles 13 chains IVYBRIDGE STATION
Ruling gradient 1 in 67 falling.
   
235 miles 20 chains Mile Post 235 I
End of 40mph speed restriction
   
235 miles 27 chains Ivybridge Signal Box
   
235 miles 40 chains Mile Post 235 II
   
235 miles 60 chains Mile Post 235 III
   
236 miles 00 chains Mile Post 236
   
236 miles 20 chains Mile Post 236 I
   
236 miles 40 chains Mile Post 236 II
   
236 miles 60 chains Mile Post 236 III
   
237 miles 00 chains Mile Post 237
   
237 miles 05 chains Site of Blatchford Viaduct Temporary Signal Box
   
237 miles 10 chains 50mph speed restriction
   
237 miles 20 chains Mile Post 237 I
Blatchford Viaduct (Storridge Wood Viaduct) over the River Yealm.
   
237 miles 40 chains Mile Post 237 II
   
237 miles 44 chains Cornwood Signal Box
   
237 miles 48 chains

CORNWOOD STATION
Ruling gradient 1 in 129 falling.

   
237 miles 50 chains End of 50mph speed restriction
   
237 miles 60 chains Mile Post 237 III
   
237 miles 63 chains Slade Viaduct over the Piall  River.
   
238 miles 00 chains Mile Post 238
   
238 miles 20 chains Mile Post 238 I
   
238 miles 40 chains Mile Post 238 II
   
238 miles 55 chains Site of Hemerdon Junction Signal Box.
   
238 miles 60 chains Mile Post 238 III
   
239 miles 00 chains Mile Post 239
   
239 miles 10 chains 75mph speed restriction
   
239 miles 20 chains Hemerdon Siding Signal Box
Mile Post 239 I
Ruling gradient 1 in 150 falling.
   
239 miles 40 chains Mile Post 239 II
Stop Board
Ruling gradient 1 in 89 falling.
   
239 miles 60 chains Mile Post 239 III
   
240 miles 20 chains Mile Post 240
   
240 miles 40 chains Mile Post 240 II
   
240 miles 60 chains Mile Post 240 III
   
241 miles 00 chains Mile Post 241
   
241 miles 20 chains Mile Post 241 I
   
241 miles 40 chains Mile Post 241 II
   
241 miles 60 chains Mile Post 241 III
60mph speed restriction
   
241 miles 75 chains PLYMPTON STATION and Plympton Signal Box
Ruling gradient 1 in 41 falling.
   
242 miles 00 chains Mile Post 242
75mph speed restriction.
   
242 miles 20 chains Mile Post 242 I
   
242 miles 40 chains Mile Post 242 II
   
242 miles 60 chains Mile Post 242 III
   
242 miles 79 chains Tavistock Junction Signal Box
Ruling gradient 1 in 204 falling.
   
243 miles 00 chains Mile Post 243
45mph speed restriction
   
243 miles 08 chains End of 45mph speed restriction
35mph speed restriction board
   
243 miles 10 chains Tavistock Junction, junction for the Tavistock and Launceston Branch.
   
   
   
243 miles 20 chains Mile Post 243 I
   
243 miles 40 chains Mile Post 243 II
   
243 miles 60 chains Mile Post 243 III
   
243 miles 78 chains 40mph speed restriction board
   
244 miles 00 chains Mile Post 244
Level Crossing of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway/Lee Moor Tramway.
   
244 miles 02 chains Laira Junction Signal Box
Ruling gradient 1 in 143 falling.
Junction for Laira Engine Shed (later known as Laira Motive Power Depot (MPD)), Laira Yard, Laira Carriage Sidings and Sutton Harbour and North Quay Branch.
   
244 miles 04 chains End of 40mph speed restriction
   
  Site of Laira Green Temporary Station
   
244 miles 20 chains Mile Post 244 I
   
244 miles 21 chains Site of Laira Halt
   
244 miles 29 chains Lipson Junction Signal Box
Ruling gradient 1 in 77 rising.
   
244 miles 35 chains ^Lipson Junction, junction for the BR (SR) main line to Friary Station and BR (WR) Yealmpton Branch and the BR (SR) Cattewater Branch.
   
244 miles 40 chains Mile Post 244 II
   
244 miles 60 chains Mile Post 244 III
   
245 miles 00 chains Mile Post 245
   
245 miles 09 chains Site of Lipson Vale Halt
   
245 miles 19 chains Mannamead Signal Box
Ruling gradient 1 in 72 rising.
   
245 miles 20 chains Mile Post 245 I
   
245 miles 32 chains Mutley Tunnel begins
   
245 miles 40 chains Mile Post 245 II
   
245 miles 40 chains Mutley Tunnel ends
   
245 miles 50 chains 25mph speed restriction board
   
245 miles 53 chains Site of Mutley Station and Mutley Signal Box
   
245 miles 60 chains Mile Post 245 III
   
245 miles 66 chains North Road East Signal Box
   
245 miles 76 chains NORTH ROAD PLYMOUTH STATION / PLYMOUTH STATION
Ruling gradient 1 in 72 rising.
   
246 miles 00 chains Mile Post 246
   
246 miles 07 chains North Road West Signal Box 
   
246 miles 10 chains 15 mph speed restriction to Millbay
25 mph speed restriction board to Cornwall Loop Junction/Devonport Junction Signal Box.
   
246 miles 20 chains Mile Post 246 I
   
246 miles 26 chains

Cornwall Junction Signal Box
Ruling gradient 1 in 65 falling.

   
246 miles 31 chains Plymouth Great Western Docks Junction.
   
246 miles 38 chains Site of Harwell Street Ground Frame or Signal Box
Controlled the entrance to and exit from the old Plymouth Engine Shed.
   
246 miles 40 chains Mile Post 246 II
   
 

Plymouth Engine Shed

   
246 miles 47 chains Site of King Street Signal Box or Ground Frame
   
246 miles 50 chains Plymouth Mill Bay Signal Box
   
246 miles 60 chains Mile Post 246 III
   
  Site of Ticket Platform
   
246 miles 64 chains PLYMOUTH STATION (Millbay) but closed to passenger traffic
Ruling gradient 1 in 61 falling.
   
 

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