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Egloskerry Station Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 07/10/2010
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Geocache Description:

A quick and easy cache and dash near the old Egloskerry station.

The North Cornwall Railway built the line from Launceston to Wadebridge.

Egloskerry station opened on 3 October 1892, and had the simplest layout with only 4 points. There was a passing loop, and the station building and signal box were both located on the up platform, with a siding behind serving cattle pens. There was a level crossing at the down end of the station immediately at the platforms' end. The population of the surrounding area dropped between the building of the railway in the early 1890s and closure in the 1960s although it was always sparse and revenue poor. The goods facilities closed on 9 May 1961 and tracks were removed the following year. The passing loop and signal box remained to the end, although the block instruments had been moved to the station building in 1930. The line closed on 3 October 1966; the former station building is now a private dwelling and Bed & Breakfast, the platforms, and cast concrete S.R. name signs survive in the garden.On the 9th April 1998 the then present owners had a PMV - Parcels and Miscellaneous Van lifted into place on a short stretch of rail which had been reinstated between the platforms.

The Launceston Steam Railway is narrow gauge railway operating from the town of Launceston in Cornwall. The railway is built on the trackbed of the North Cornwall Railway to the gauge of 1 ft 111/2 in (597 mm) and runs for 2½ miles to Newmills, where there is a farm park. It is a long term plan to extend the railway a further 2 miles to the village of Egloskerry.

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