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Nice and easy cache n dash here at the lovely station. Good paths to cache but wheelchair users may need assistance at GZ. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PEN - LOG MUST BE SIGNED!
Teignmouth station was opened by the South Devon Railway on 30 May 1846 as the terminus of its first section from Exeter; the line was extended to Newton Abbot in December 1846. Trains were worked from Exeter by Isambard Kingdom Brunels’ atmospheric power system from September 1847 and these were extended to Newton Abbot from December 1847 until all the atmospheric trains were suspended nine months later. The atmospheric engine house was situated adjacent to the platform on the side furthest from the town. When first built the station was situated between two tunnels. The west Tunnel was opened out by June 1881 and the Eastcliffe Tunnel leading to the sea wall was removed by 1884, when the distinctive lattice girder bridge at the end of the sea wall was installed. The station was completely rebuilt after the broad gauge conversion to standard gauge in 1892. The South Devon Railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway in 1876, which in turn was nationalised into British Railways in 1948. Steam trains ceased in 1968 but there are a good number of special steam and heritage diesel services throughout the year especially during the summer months. This is also a good station to visit if (like me) you enjoy trains generally - freight trains come through quite regularly!
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