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: April 14, 2019

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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.
(This was to enable the Rector of the Ancient Parish Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Calstock, to get from his Rectory to his Church.)
   
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 (Drakewall 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
   
  Site of West of England Siding (for Pearson's Quarry)
   
4 miles 63 chains Sand Hill Park Siding (for Sand Hill Brick Works and later for Messrs J Westcott Limited)
   
4 miles 66 chains Site of Cocking's Siding
   
5 miles 19 chains ^20mph speed restriction
   
5 miles 20 chains Site of Plymouth Fireclay Works Siding
   
5 miles 30 chains ^25mph speed restriction
Site of Greenhill Arsenic and Brick Works Siding (Down side)
Site of Clitters Siding (Up side)
   
  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 31 chains CHILSWORTHY HALT
   
  Site of Messrs Hill, Westlake and Company Limited's Siding
   
  Site of Chilsworthy Siding
   
5 miles 46 chains ^20mph speed restriction
   
6 miles 02 chains ^Whiterocks Siding
   
6 miles 21 chains Hingston Down Siding (for Hingston Down Quarry)
   
6 miles 39 chains LATCHLEY  HALT including Latchley Siding
   
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.
   
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 Seven Stones Halt, the Phoenix Vitrified Brick, Paving and Fire Clay Works and later 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 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 "A" Ground Frame
   
  Callington "B" Ground Frame
   
9  miles 50 chains CALLINGTON STATION
   

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