Britain >South West >Gunnislake Calstock


Collected date 27/05/05

Gunnislake station sign

The Gunnislake branch from Plymouth is what remains of the railways to Callington and (via the junction at Bere Alston) to Tavistock, a network of now-closed railways in northern Devon and Cornwall, and an alternative route to Exeter. All bar this branch were closed. The branch to Gunnislake mostly survived because of the difficult road access to the area.

The platform and track, looking away from the end of the line:

Gunnislake station

The buffers at the end of the line. The station in Gunnislake was a few hundred metres further along the line until the mid-1990s, bridging a road just behind the shrubs in the background:

Gunnislake buffers

The station area and shelter from the access ramp to its car park:

Gunnislake shelter

The station wall is decorated with painted tiles showing scenes from the line; in the panel on the left is the viaduct at Calstock one stop along the line:

Gunnislake art

The art includes this picture of A S Harris, a locomotive used on this line and named after a director of the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway:

Gunnislake art - A S Harris