Mutley Station, Plymouth, opened in August 1871 and closed on 3 July 1939, 80 years ago today. It had no freight facilities and only ever dealt with passengers and parcels. After closure passengers would have had to walk just over a quarter of a mile to Plymouth North Road Station, now Plymouth Station. Today all that remains of Mutley Station is the sloping pedestrian access to the down platform and a flat area where the main station buildings were located on the up platform. An article about Mutley Station appeared in the Spring 2019 CRS Magazine.
Regards, Mike Roach Many thanks Mike
Roy Hart Many thanks Roy - please see below.
The signal was the Up Starting (No 6) for Mutley with, as you suspected, the Up Distant for Mannamead. Also visible beyond the footbridge on the Down side is the bracket that carried Mutley’s Down Home (No 2) and splitting Down Distants for North Road East. See details at https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/html/gwf/T3151.htm . According to SRS records Mutley box was ordered in February 1896, contained 6 working and 2 spare levers, and was closed in 1908, while Mannamead was ordered in 1905. What is not clear therefore is whether the photo dates from the short period between 1905 and 1908, or after 1908 at which time the former Mutley signal 6 would have become the Up Advanced Starting for North Road East. It all depends really on whether or not the Down Home arm is still there on the bracket out-of-sight beyond the footbridge!
Regards, Chris. Thank you Chris. The article compiled by Mike Roach has produced further comment and a link for which we are most grateful. See photographs above.
With kind regards, Brian Many thanks Brian, not for mealtime viewing!!