Lydford gorge


Removing railway track

Moretonhampstead railway line - Brimley Halt

A photograph of the Newton to Moretonhampstead railway at Brimley Halt, taken from Ashburton bridge in 1970. This shows the removal of the track after closure of the section between Bovey and Heathfield. The track was curtailed the line to just north of Heathfield, and the removal was completed by September 1970. Although the railway remains between Newton Abbot and Heathfield, it is a goods only line, primarily serving the clay quarries in the area.
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