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There are 8 pages of railways in this region.
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Lostwithiel and Fowey Railway

There are many photographs of the line approaching Fowey over the causeway at Golant. Here's another but from an unusual viewpoint. The loading point at Fowey can be seen at the top left of centre. [Ewan Crawford]

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Entrance to the former Pilton Yard, Barnstaple, looking east from the A93 Pilton Causeway on 5 June 2002. Once the main depot and operating centre of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, passenger services were provided from the opening of the line in 1898, although from 1904 until closure in 1935 ... [Ian Dinmore]

Minehead Railway

53808 at Watchet on 23 April 2017 with a train for Bishops Lydeard. [Peter Todd]

Newquay and Cornwall Junction Railway

Looking south at the much reduced china clay processing plant at Nanpean during a BLS visit in November 2014. The track to the left dropped down to serve processed clay loading points, while that on the right ended on coal drops to feed the on-site electricity generating station. The surviving ... [Ken Strachan]

North Cornwall Railway (London and South Western Railway)

Malcolm Stone has very sensibly and generously lent his collection of signal finials to the Launceston Railway Museum. [Ken Strachan]

North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway

A DMU at Petrockstow, North Devon, in August 1982 with a railtour bound for Meeth. Closed to passengers in 1965 the line continued to carry freight from the Meeth quarries until 1982. [Editors note: Another railway station whose name was spelt differently (without the final 'e') from that of the ... [Ian Dinmore]

North Devon Railway

An evening service from Exeter Central about to call at Eggesford on 5 June 2002 en route to Barnstaple. [Ref query 2 September 2017] [Ian Dinmore]

List of locations in this area

Barnstaple Gould^s Yard Barnstaple, Pilton Yard Blackmoor Gate Blue Anchor 




Killington Lane 

Launceston Lynton 

Meeth Halt Morchard Road 

Nanpean Newmills 

Padstow Parkandillack Petrockstow 

Snapper Halt 


Watchet Woody Bay