OLD DEVONPORT . UK
Plus parts of East Cornwall and West Devon
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 03, 2018
Webpage updated: May 30, 2018

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RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  CALLINGTON BRANCH

BRANCH LINE, BERE ALSTON STATION TO CALLINGTON STATION

The route of British Railways' Southern Region Callington Branch in 1955 was as follows:

Mile Post Mileage is from Bere Alston Station.
Stations in use at that time are in CAPITAL LETTERS
Block posts (Signal Boxes) are shown in
bold lettering

Maximum speed permitted on the Callington Branch was 25mph but tender engines when running tender first must not exceed 15mph in either direction.  Lower speed limits are detailed below.

 
00 miles 00 chains BERE ALSTON STATION and Bere Alston Signal Box
   
00 miles 08 chains 20mph speed restriction
   
00 miles 78 chains 15mph speed restriction
   
  Calstock Viaduct
   
1 mile 38 chains 25mph speed restriction
   
1 mile 51 chains 10mph speed restriction
^25mph speed restriction
   
1 mile 55 chains CALSTOCK STATION and Calstock Signal Box.  Site of wagon lift.
   
1 mile 64 chains 25mph speed restriction
^10mph speed restriction
   
2 miles 17 chains ^15mph speed restriction
   
2 miles 28 chains Okeltor Crossing
Whistle continuously from Whistle Board 300 yards on approach side to Crossing.
10mph speed restriction
^5mph speed restriction
   
2 miles 62 chains 25mph speed restriction
^10mph speed restriction except on approach to Okeltor Crossing as above.
   
2 miles 75 chains Rectory Foot Crossing
Whistle continuously from Whistle Board on approach to Crossing.
   
3 miles 31 chains Sandways Crossing
10mph speed restriction
^20mph speed restriction
Whistle continuously from Whistle Board 300 yards on approach to Crossing.
^5mph speed restriction from 50 yards on Up approach side to Crossing.
^10mph speed restriction from 300 yards to 50 yards on Up approach side to Crossing.
   
3 miles 45 chains ^25mph speed restriction
   
4 miles 05 chains Site of siding
   
4 miles 08 chains ^20mph speed restriction
   
4 miles 28 chains ^25mph speed restriction
   
4 miles 39 chains Site of former ECMR Drakewalls Depot
^Messrs Perry, Spear and Company's Siding
   
  Bridge over  main road
   
4 miles 42 chains ^20mph speed restriction
   
4 miles 47 chains Gunnislake Signal Box
   
4 miles 48 chains GUNNISLAKE STATION
   
4 miles 53 chains ^25mph speed restriction
   
4 miles 63 chains Sand Hill Park Siding
   
4 miles 66 chains Site of Cocking's Siding
   
  Site of West of England Siding (Pearson's Quarry)
   
5 miles 19 chains ^20mph speed restriction
   
5 miles 20 chains Green Hill Siding (Greenhill Arsenic Works and Plymouth Works (disused by 1905))
   
5 miles 30 chains ^25mph speed restriction
Site of Clitters Siding
   
5 miles 31 chains CHILSWORTHY HALT
   
5 miles 45 chains Chilsworthy Crossing
10mph speed restriction from 300 yards on approach side to Crossing.
Whistle continuously from the Whistle Board or, for Down stopping trains, the Platform.
^5mph speed restriction from 50 yards on the Up approach side to Crossing.
^10mph speed restriction from 300 yards to 50 yards on the Up approach side to Crossing
   
5 miles 46 chains ^20mph speed restriction
   
6 miles 02 chains ^Whiterocks Siding
   
6 miles 21 chains Hingston Down Siding
   
6 miles 39 chains LATCHLEY  HALT
   
6 miles 42 chains Latchley Crossing
10mph speed restriction from 300 yards on Down approach side to Crossing.
Whistle continuously from Whistle Board to Crossing or for Down stopping trains from the Platform only.
   
6 miles 43 chains Site of Latchley Siding
   
7 miles 01 chains Phoenix Crossing
10mph speed restriction from 300 yards on Down approach side to Crossing.
Whistle continuously from Whistle Board to Crossing.
^10mph speed restriction from 300 yards to 50 yards on Up approach side to Crossing.
^5mph speed restriction from 50 yards on Up approach side to Crossing.
   
  Site of Sevenstones Halt (for the Phoenix Pleasure Garden)
   
7 miles 58 chains LUCKETT STATION
   
8 miles 39 chains Kit Hill Number 1 Crossing, Kit Hill Siding and Kit Hill Siding Ground Frame
10mph speed restriction from 300 yards on Down approach side to Crossing.
Whistle continuously from Whistle Board to Crossing.
^10mph speed restriction from 300 yards to 50 yards on Up approach side to Crossing.
^5mph speed restriction from 50 yards on Up approach side to Crossing.
   
8 miles 68 chains 20mph Speed restriction
   
9 miles 05 chains 25mph speed restriction
   
  Callington Ground Frame "A"
   
  Callington Ground Frame "B"
   
9  miles 50 chains CALLINGTON STATION
   

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