Climb into the Class 25
Visit the Museum
Visit the Signal Box
Look at the line up of Steam Locomotives
Drive a steam Loco
Dine in the Buffet Car with table service
Michael L. Roach.
Reference was made in Part 2 to a very old tramway bridge which carried the Lee Moor Tramway across the River Plym at Longbridge, Marsh Mills, Plymouth. The bridge was not built by the Lee Moor Tramway but by its predecessor The Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway, which was much more of a tramway than a railway. Much of the route of the P&D is unfenced and located on open moorland and can be easily followed. The Plymouth & Dartmoor had a fascinating history including crossing the main railway line on the level beside Laira Junction Signal Box. Up until 1960 it was possible to see the quite incongruous sight of a horse pulling a small wagon along the line including across the main line on a long diagonal crossing. The P&D was there first of course many years before the South Devon Railway arrived with their standard gauge railway. There is much, much more to read about the Plymouth & Dartmoor on websites such Old Plymouth and Wikipedia. The bridge was built by 1823 when the 4 feet 6 inch line opened. The P&D operated no trains of its own but allowed others to run trains on payment of a toll. The 2-span bridge was originally cast iron with timber decking, but it is possible that parts have been replaced with steel in 200 years. The bridge is a remarkable survivor and hopefully will survive for a long time yet. The bridge is located at grid reference SX 5200 5684.
MLR 1st February 2023
Some random recordings from broadcast T.V. I have recently added, "unlisted," to my Tube channel. The copyright holders aren't concerned about limited, not-for-proft sharing.
Your readers will have seen most of them. I've included three of my own.
H.S. Track Recording https://youtu.be/PpRtJy_YXTo
Tamar Valley https://youtu.be/CwNIVGa3ezs
Slipalong Payne https://youtu.be/vIOg4NIxQHE
St. Trinian's https://youtu.be/hGq-6nTjCpY
Greenway Bank https://youtu.be/ERu05jHMx-s
I hope your beloved is better.