OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
Plus parts of the South Hams and West Devon
www.oldplymouth.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 28, 2019
Webpage updated: May 13, 2019

        

RAILWAYS IN OLD PLYMOUTH

BRANCH LINE, CORNWALL JUNCTION SIGNAL BOX TO PLYMOUTH GREAT WESTERN DOCKS

The commencement of the line to the Plymouth Great Western Docks, later known as Millbay Docks, was 116 yards south of Cornwall Junction Signal Box, where signal lever 6 gave access to the Down Goods line until 1960.  On and as from November 14th 1960 the two Goods Lines became the Main Lines and signal 6 became the access signal for the Down Carriage Line, formerly the Main Line.  The Plymouth Panel Signal Box took over control of the Branch on and as from November 26th 1960.

 
246 miles 26 chains Cornwall Junction Signal Box
Ruling gradient 1 in 65 falling
   
246 miles 31 chains Plymouth Great Western Docks Junction
   
246 miles 38 chains Site of Harwell Street Ground Frame or Signal Box
Controlled the entrance to and exit from the old Plymouth Engine Shed
   
246 miles 40 chains Mile Post 246 II
   
  Plymouth Engine Shed
   
246 miles 47 chains Site of King Street Signal Box or Ground Frame
   
  Access to Belmont Carriage Sidings
   
246 miles 50 chains (former Box was 246 miles 48 chains) Plymouth Mill Bay Signal Box
Lever 30 released the Dock Line Ground Frame.
   
246 miles 60 chains Mile Post 246 III
   
  Access to Millbay Goods Yard.
   
  Goods Yard Ground Frame
   
  Dock Line Ground Frame
   
  Fish Dock
   
  Millbay Road Level Crossing
   
  Mill Bay Level Crossing Signal Box
   
  Plymouth Great Western Docks / Millbay Docks
   
  Plymouth Docks Engine Shed
   
  Ocean Terminal Station
   

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  With grateful acknowledgement to the late Mr Laurence 'Larry' William Crosier (1929-2010) of the Great Western Railway Company (1943-1947);
British Railways (1948-c1994); the Plymouth Railway Circle, the Lee Moor Tramway Preservation Society, and the Signalling Record Society.