The Princetown Branch
Let's take an excursion on the Princetown branch - the 1954 leaflet.
Also try this link for fascinating footage of a journey from Plymouth North Road to Yelverton and then on the Princetown branch to King Tor Halt. http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/devon/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8473000/8473201.stm
Yelverton Branch station
At the end of the platform, the tapered wooden extension that was put up when the connection with the "main line" was altered can still be seen; it is evident in the photograph above. Colin Burges
One of the last trains climbs towards Dousland on that sad day.
A look across Burrator reservoir towards Dousland which is behind the hill. The Princetown branch was where one can see a virtually level line of an embankment above the distant shore. Burrator Halt was almost exactly in the middle of the picture. To the right the lIne continued into the trees and then turned left for Lowry Crossing, Peek Hill bridge and Princetown. 1962 Copyright Mike Roach
Lowery Level Crossing
The line passed a summit shortly after the crossing and then, after Peek hill bridge, the relentless climbing continued almost to Princetown station. Here, after Lowery Crossing the line continus in a forested area to Peek Hill bridge, where, on crossing the main road from Yelverton to Princetown it entered onto Dartmoor proper.
Ingra Tor Halt. This halt was famous for it's 'Mind the adders' sign, a warning that in summer months a snake bite was quite a possibility.
Swelltor Sidings and quarry.
King Tor Halt