Princetown Branchline Railway Passing Beside Burrator Reservoir

Record Number: 17 | © Devon County Council
After considerable controversy, work commenced on Burrator Reservoir on 9th August 1893. It cost £200,000 to build and was formally opened five years later on 21st September 1898. This photograph, taken on 22/06/1935, shows the track of the Princetown branch of the Great Western Railway in the foreground with the reservoir behind. In the years before WW2 it was a popular day-trip out from Plymouth. The Princetown Railway's last day of operation was 3rd March 1956.

Tags

Reservoir
railway
wood
water
burrator
burrator reservoir
railway track
princetown
GWR
Great Western Railway

Detail

Taylor
Image - Glass Plate
1935
Burrator Reservoir