1st & 2nd July 2023
On Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July the Plym Valley Railway held their Transport Weekend event. I attended on the Saturday. Which featured Two of their DMUs and various diesel locomotives.
A very interesting weekend
Driver Alan Peters
GWR Marsh Mills to Launceston line
Someone may be able to verify if genuine.
This milepost indicates a distance of 20 miles and a quarter from Tavistock Junction. Lydford station was at 19 miles 43 chains so this spot
Is about 55 chains (1100 yards or so) from Lydford. The stop board was a warning to drivers of freight trains to pause here so that the guard could pin down the brakes of unfitted wagons for the coming down gradient.
In common with most GW mileposts, it is mounted on a piece of old 'bridge' rail.
Branch lines built by the GWR normally had mileposts giving distance from Paddington. Lines (like this one) built by independent companies, tended to have mileposts counting from the junction with the main line. This is not a universal rule, though!
The naming ceremony was held at Newport Station this morning (04/07/2023).
Photos taken at Swindon on the 4th July 2023. 11.36-1140.
Leader: Hugh Gaitskell
Born: 15 November 1897; Tredegar, Monmouth,
Political party: Labour
Died: 6 July 1960 (aged 62);