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Author Topic: Friary Station to Turnchapel Halt  (Read 12651 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2014, 06:57:49 pm »

@TaplowGreen, please check your PMs

noted many thanks will be in touch
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 12:17:26 pm »

I have a copy of a DVD recently purchased from AARCHIVE of the" Plymouth to Turnchapel & Cattewater Branch" which may be useful. This company also produces DVDs of other lines in and around Plymouth, which may be os use to others. I mam not connected to this company in any way, so offer it as information not a "plug". I also am a refugee from Plymstock and now live in Nailsea as well as one of your other members.
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2016, 02:03:45 pm »

I have a copy of a DVD recently purchased from AARCHIVE of the" Plymouth to Turnchapel & Cattewater Branch" which may be useful. This company also produces DVDs of other lines in and around Plymouth, which may be os use to others. I mam not connected to this company in any way, so offer it as information not a "plug". I also am a refugee from Plymstock and now live in Nailsea as well as one of your other members.

As a fellow Plymstock refugee (albeit originally from Devonport!) I would be very interested.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2016, 11:22:22 am »

May I offer you a very warm welcome to the Coffee Shop forum, charlie!

Chris from Plymstock (born in Devonport)  Grin

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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2016, 04:23:07 pm »

Chris from Plymstock (born in Devonport)  Grin

Forever banished to Nailsea!  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2016, 07:06:01 am »

The route of the old line has recently had work done to upgrade to a high quality cycle/walk way across Laira bridge, so no longer lies derelict. The dates in the herald for last uses I suspect are incorrect,

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/laira-rail-bridge-open-public-new-cycle-walking/story-26547513-detail/story.html
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2016, 10:16:25 am »

The route of the old line has recently had work done to upgrade to a high quality cycle/walk way across Laira bridge, so no longer lies derelict. The dates in the herald for last uses I suspect are incorrect,

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/laira-rail-bridge-open-public-new-cycle-walking/story-26547513-detail/story.html

I can very vaguely recall a China clay train chugging over Laira bridge, probably late 1970s?
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2016, 05:15:20 pm »

I can very vaguely recall a China clay train chugging over Laira bridge, probably late 1970s?

TG: I'd be surprised if it had been clay...more likely cement.




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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2016, 07:11:55 pm »

The route of the old line has recently had work done to upgrade to a high quality cycle/walk way across Laira bridge, so no longer lies derelict. The dates in the herald for last uses I suspect are incorrect,

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/laira-rail-bridge-open-public-new-cycle-walking/story-26547513-detail/story.html

I can very vaguely recall a China clay train chugging over Laira bridge, probably late 1970s?

Wikipedia suggests freight used it in the 90s, no source provided though, so being Wikipedia may lack accuracy
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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2016, 09:49:00 am »

I'd take Anthony Kingdom as the expert on this.  In his Plymouth to Turnchapel Railway book, he says that cement traffic to Plymstock ended in February 1987.  The bridge over The Ride was demolished in early 1994, Laira Bridge was fenced off then and the track was lifted east of the bridge that October.
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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2016, 10:41:51 am »

I'd take Anthony Kingdom as the expert on this.  In his Plymouth to Turnchapel Railway book, he says that cement traffic to Plymstock ended in February 1987.  The bridge over The Ride was demolished in early 1994, Laira Bridge was fenced off then and the track was lifted east of the bridge that October.

..........any relation to Isambard?
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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2016, 11:59:17 am »

I'd take Anthony Kingdom as the expert on this.  In his Plymouth to Turnchapel Railway book, he says that cement traffic to Plymstock ended in February 1987.  The bridge over The Ride was demolished in early 1994, Laira Bridge was fenced off then and the track was lifted east of the bridge that October.

..........any relation to Isambard?


No..but his granddaughter was a school friend of my daughter, will that do? I. 😀
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