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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: June 01, 2017.
Webpage updated: June 01, 2017

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY COMPANY

LAUNCESTON BRANCH

Although the South Devon Railway had worked the line between Plymouth, Tavistock and Launceston from the very beginning in 1859, the line was constructed by and owned by the South Devon and Tavistock Railway Company, in which the South Devon Railway Company was a prominent shareholder.

As from July 5th 1865 the South Devon Railway Company took over the South Devon and Tavistock Railway Company and as from June 24th 1869 it also absorbed the Launceston and South Devon Railway Company.

On February 1st 1876 the Great Western Railway Company purchased a 999 years lease of the South Devon Railway and the line became the Great Western Railway Company's Launceston Branch.