OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: June 07, 2017.
Webpage updated: June 07, 2017

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RAILWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  BRITISH RAILWAYS

STONEHOUSE POOL BRANCH

The British Railways' Stonehouse Pool Branch started at Devonport King's Road Station and ran alongside King's Road and Richmond Walk to Stonehouse Pool.

It had been constructed by the London and South Western Railway Company as part of the Stonehouse Pool Improvement Scheme and opened in 1886.  From 1923 to 1947 it was the Southern Railway Company's Stonehouse Pool Branch.  As from January 1st 1948 the Branch became part of British Railways' Southern Region.

With the Ocean Quay Station buildings having been closed since 1910 and destroyed during the Second World War, the line's fortunes steadily declined and in 1966 the branch carried its last revenue earning traffic.  Official closure is said to have been on Saturday May 30th 1970.