There was great sadness in North Devon 8o years ago as the last passenger train left Lynton for the 19-mile run to Barnstaple on Sunday 29 September 1935. The line was narrow gauge, one of the few in England. Since 1979 a preservation society has been slowly rebuilding the line. The Welsh Highland Railway also closed in the 1930s, but has since been relaid and reopened in its entirety as a 25-mile tourist railway. This shows what is possible. Both railways are nominally 600mm gauge.
Ten years later on Saturday 29 September 1945 the last tram ran in Plymouth. By then there was just one line left from the City Centre to Peverell. This was a result of a closure programme, and replacement by motor buses, which had started in 1930.
Regards Mike Many thanks for these timely reminders