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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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Loco 30225 at Callington Station, having just brought in a Down train.
Hugh  Davies.

Callington Road Station, as it was originally named, was opened by the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway Company on March 2nd 1908.  It was actually located at Kelly Bray, about one mile from the town of Callington.  It was known by the East Cornwall Mineral Railway Company as Kelly Bray Depot.

It was renamed Callington for Stoke Climsland Station in 1909.

In 1914,under the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway Company, the Station Master at Callington Station was 29-years-old Mr Richard Trigger, who lodged at London House.

For the Departures Board at Callington Station from June 7th until September 30th 1914 CLICK HERE.

From Monday May 5th 1941 until further notice passenger trains departed from Callington Station for Bere Alston Station the following times: 7.18am; 9.47am Third Class only; 12.57pm; 4.23pm Third Class only; 6.20pm; with an extra departure on Saturdays only at 9.05pm.  The journey to Bere Alston Station took forty-three minutes (although the 6.20pm train managed it in 41 minutes), with stops at Luckett Station, Latchley Halt, Chilsworthy Halt, Gunnislake Station and Calstock Station.  Two of the trains, as indicated above, were Third Class only; the others conveyed First Class passengers as well.  On Sundays trains departed from Callington Station for Bere Alston Station at 8.23am; 11.30am; 6.30pm; and 9.10pm.

Mr A E Lazenbury was Station Master at Callington Station in June 1948.  He was also responsible for Latchley Halt and Luckett Station.

On Weekdays and Sundays, 'where train service permits', commencing on May 1st 1953, the following cheap day return tickets, first and third class, were available from Callington Station to: Devonport King's Road, 6 shillings (s) 9 pence (d) 1st, 4s 6d 3rd; Plymouth Friary Station, 8s 1st, 5s 3d 3rd; Plymouth North Road Station, 7s 1st, 4s 9d 3rd; and Tavistock North, 5s 9d 1st, 3s 9d, 3rd.

According to the "The Official Hand-book of Station 1956" Callington for Stoke Climsland Station dealt with goods traffic, passengers, parcels, miscellaneous traffic, furniture vans, carriages, motor cars, portable engines and machines on wheels, live stock, horse boxes, prize cattle vans, and carriages and motor cars by passenger or parcels trains.  It was equipped with a crane capable of lifting 3 tons.

Callington Station was closed to goods traffic on or as from February 28th 1966 and to passenger traffic on or as from November 7th 1966.

The Goods Yard were controlled by Callington "A" Ground Frame while the Station area was covered by Callington "B" Ground Frame.  The Block Instruments for the Electric Token system were kept in the booking office.