SX5259 : Old railway through Plymbridge Woods

taken 2 years ago, near to Plymouth City Airport, Plymouth, Great Britain

Old railway through Plymbridge Woods
Old railway through Plymbridge Woods
The bridge serves as a reminder that this modern cycle and walking trail, part of the West Devon Way, was once the Great Western Railway route from Plymouth to Tavistock and Launceston, closed to passengers and freight in 1962.
South Devon and Tavistock Railway (Ex)
The South Devon and Tavistock Railway linked Plymouth with Tavistock in Devon; it opened in 1859. It was extended by the Launceston and South Devon Railway to Launceston, in Cornwall in 1865.
For a period it carried the standard gauge (then referred to as narrow gauge) trains of the London and South Western Railway between Lydford and Plymouth: a third rail, making mixed gauge was provided.
The line closed in 1962. A short section has since been reopened as a preserved line by the Plym Valley Railway.
National Cycle Network Route 27 follows much of the course of the railway as does, The West Devon Way
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SX5259, 65 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5237 5941 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:24.9573N 4:4.7582W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5234 5944
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Woodland  National Trust Property  Cycle Path  Old Railway Route 

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