The Turnchapel Branch
- The Turnchapel Branch
- including The Cattewater Goods Branch
- by Anthony R.Kingdom
- The Southern Railway branch line from Plymouth to Turnchapel was only 2½ long and had a history of only 64 years, but the portion of the line from Plymouth Friary to Plymstock and the Cattewater Branch are still open to goods traffic (1982), totalling 89 years to date.
- Neither line had any great claim to beauty, but their existence altered for all time the face of that part of the estuary of the River Plym which is known as Cattewater. Industry flourished on the western bank of the estuary, where the Cattewater Branch ran, whilst on the eastern bank the two villages of Turnchapel and Oreston developed to such an extent that they are now suburbs of the the city of Plymouth. At the turn of the century these two villages were served by rail and sea, but in the early 1920s they were also served by road transport. By the late 1960s only road transport remained and now, with the railway closed and the steamers gone, only the number 7 bus route of the Plymouth Joint Services remains.
- 1982, Card covers, 152 pages, 5½" x 8¼"
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- ISBN-10 0860931811
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