Shaugh Bridge Platform
Disused halt on the Plym Valley Line
(Photos/words © urban75, May 2007)
Situated between Bickleigh and Clearbrook Halt, Shaugh Bridge Platform remains a remote location, miles from the nearest sizeable village or town.
The line connected Plymouth with Yelverton and Tavistock, and was opened in 1859 by the South Devon and Tavistock Railway as a broad gauge railway in 1859.
The line was later extended by the Launceston and South Devon Railway to Launceston, Cornwall, in 1865, and managed to hang on to life until closure on the 31st December, 1962.
A short section of the original line by Marsh Mills (a short distance from Plymouth) is operated by the Plym Valley Railway as a heritage railway.
"The ghost of a steam train echoes down my track"...
Shaugh Bridge Platform scene on April 3rd, 1962 [Photo: C J Gammell].
The same scene today.
Old piece of rail by the platform entrance.
Overgrown platform edging.
The Plym Valley Way passes both around and over the old platform..
Under the bridge.
Cyclists on the Plym Valley Way. It's a fabulous ride!
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