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Bere Ferrers

Collected date 27/05/05

Bere Ferrers sign

Bere Ferrers was the final station in Cornwall to be visited, and we arrived there on a hot afternoon after walking from Bere Alston. The station is at the top of the town, seen here from the approach road:

Bere Ferrers rear

A closer view of the station building and house, which now form part of the Tamar Belle Holidays and Visitor Centre:

Bere Ferrers rear, close view

The front of the station building, looking north:

Bere Ferrers front

From the north end of the station platform, looking south. The signal box (no longer used by the railway) bears an older spelling of the station name, Beer Ferris:

Bere Ferrers platform

Looking north along the platform at the shelter and station building:

Bere Ferrers looking north

The station area is host to a railway heritage centre, all of which was closed when we visited. This sign shows where once you could have gone from here:

Bere Ferrers old directions

A map in the station window:

Bere Ferrers old map

Sadly 1968 saw the end to all those journey opportunities:

Notice of
closure of Bere Alston - Okehampton line

What looks like an old goods shed is now a house:

Bere Ferrers goods shed

Just behind the station platform is this short demonstration line:

Bere Ferrers locomotive smile

...incorporating this wagon turntable:

Bere Ferrers turntable

The Tamar Belle dining coach sits at the end of a siding. Further along to the right (south) are ex-LNER carriages fitted out to provide holiday accommodation:

Bere Ferrers - Tamar