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

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY COMPANY

SUTTON HARBOUR BRANCH

The railway line from Laira (Crabtree) to Sutton Harbour was originally laid by the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway and was, of course, to their gauge of 4 feet 6 inches.  During the 1850s the line between Laira and the Harbour was acquired by the South Devon Railway Company and converted for operation with steam locomotives.  The Branch opened for goods traffic on October 1st 1857.

As from February 1st 1876 it became the Great Western Railway Sutton Harbour Branch.