Railway Line Crossing Calstock Cornwall
The unmanned single track railway crossing at Sandways near Calstock,Cornwall, SW England, UK. The shot highlights the perspective of the parallel rail tracks heading off to the far bend and the perpendicular sleepers. Now called the Tamar Valley Railway and managed by GWR (Great Western Railway) it originated with the East Cornwall Mineral Railway in 1872 which carried goods to and from mines around Gunnislake and Callington using cable powered inclines and a 113 feet high steam lift to haul wagons to and from a goods yard at Kelly Quay at Calstock. Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway took over the route in 1890s and built Calstock station in 1908. The goods sidings and steam lift were taken out of use in September 1934. Local fruit and flowers were also carried until the 1970s. Today the rail link is popular with tourists and walkers and goes from Gunnislake, Cornwall across the impressive Calstock Viaduct into Devon to Bere Alston and Plymouth beyond.
June 1st, 2019
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