1964

SX4881 : Brentor Station

taken 60 years ago, near to North Brentor, Devon, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Brentor Station in this square
Brentor Station
Brentor Station
View SW, towards Tavistock and Plymouth; ex-London & South Western, Exeter - Okehampton - Plymouth main line. Running parallel on the right is the ex-GWR Plymouth (Tavistock Junction) - Tavistock - Lydford - Launceston line; this by-passed Brentor station and closed 31/12/62 to passengers (7/9/64 to freight). (The heavy requirements of the US Army in the War led to connections being built in 11/43 between the SR and GWR lines at both Lydford and Launceston, and these survived). From 6/5/68, the ex-LSW main lines west of Meldon Junction (Okehampton) were closed completely, including the Plymouth line as far as Bere Alston. Brentor station remains virtually unaltered as a private house. It has featured recently in the Media, this photograph being used on 21/2/14 in a BBC Breakfast TV feature about the Dawlish Wash-Out, referring to the possible reopening of the ex-LSWR main line to Plymouth.

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Category: Railway station
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Line [3] · Okehampton [2] Other Photos: · Brentor Southern Railway station · Brentor Station Title Clusters: · Brentor Station [2] ·
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SX4881, 26 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
18 April 1964   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 July, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 485 811 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.6213N 4:8.5031W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 485 811
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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