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Exeter to Plymouth railway of the LSWR

The Exeter to Plymouth railway of the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was the westernmost part of a route competing with that of the Great Western Railway (GWR) and its 'associated companies' from London and Exeter to Plymouth. Whereas the GWR route from Exeter followed the coast to Newton Abbot and then went around the southern edge of Dartmoor, the LSWR route followed the northern and western margins of Dartmoor, passing through the towns of Crediton, Okehampton,and Tavistock.
The route was constructed piecemeal by independent companies, in most cases supported by the LSWR. LSWR trains first reached Plymouth in 1876 and the route took on its final form in 1891. The central part of the line closed in 1968 leaving just local services at either end.
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by N Chadwick

Created: Thu, 1 Mar 2018, Updated: Thu, 1 Mar 2018


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SX4976 : Higher Hazeldon Bridge by N Chadwick
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SX4976 : Lower Hazeldon Bridge by N Chadwick
SX4875 : National Network Cycle Route 27 by N Chadwick
SX4975 : Crossing the Wilminestone viaduct by N Chadwick
SX4976 : Higher Hazeldon Bridge by N Chadwick
SX4975 : National Network Cycle Route 27 by N Chadwick


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