Coombe Junction

Coombe Junction, just after the last train of the day (drat) viewed from Coombe Level Crossing. This view looks south. Some distance behind the camera is Coombe station and the short freight only line to Moorswater part of which is a stub of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway. Also the mainline crosses over the top at 90 degrees. The line to the left runs to Liskeard station and forms a link between what were two separate systems; the Cornwall Railway and the Liskeard and Looe Railway. The line to the right continues down to Looe. Trains from Liskeard going to Looe leave a platform at 90 degrees to the mainline platforms heading north, turn slowly round passing under the mainline southwards before approaching Coombe Junction from the south, reverse at Coombe and then head off south from the junction due to the unusual arrangement. It's a ponderous journey through a lovely part of the country. The small hut on the left contains the ground frame for the junction.

Location: Coombe Junction

Company: Liskeard and Looe Railway (Liskeard and Looe Union Canal)

Photographer: Ewan Crawford

Contact photographer: Ewan Crawford

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Date: 18/11/2009

Image number: 26543

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