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DISUSED PRINCETOWN RAILWAY BRIDGE

The spectacular view across Dartmoor from the parapet of a disused railway bridge on the long abandoned Princetown railway. The huge and incredibly tough dressed granite stone blocks used in the bridge supports can be seen. Originally a horse drawn railway opened in 1823 by the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway, the single track 4ft 6in gauge branch line was just over 10 miles long and was primarily used to transport granite from local quarries (at Swell tor and Foggintor) down to Yelverton then to Plymouth and beyond. Prisoners for Dartmoor prison at nearby Princetown were also transported. The railway closed in 1956. Taken one September in Devon, SW England, UK

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DISUSED PRINCETOWN RAILWAY BRIDGE

The spectacular view across Dartmoor from the parapet of a disused railway bridge on the long abandoned Princetown railway. The huge and incredibly tough dressed granite stone blocks used in the bridge supports can be seen. Originally a horse drawn railway opened in 1823 by the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway, the single track 4ft 6in gauge branch line was just over 10 miles long and was primarily used to transport granite from local quarries (at Swell tor and Foggintor) down to Yelverton then to Plymouth and beyond. Prisoners for Dartmoor prison at nearby Princetown were also transported. The railway closed in 1956. Taken one September in Devon, SW England, UK

Image dimensions: 4000 x 3000 pixels