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Report - Yelverton Station & Tunnel - SW&T Railway - 14th April 2012


LED Crazy
28DL Full Member
Yelverton Station & Tunnel
Part of the South West & Tavistock Railway​

So there I was, down in Plymouth for a family gathering, with some time to spare while the woman went shopping. Having lost my tripod recently (I am assuming someone may stumble on it if they visit Cligga!), I decided to treat myself to a new one and am now a signed up member of the Manfrotto club!

I decided to visit Yelvertons old station and tunnel, as I could not find any reports on it. A fairly quick drive up the road from Plymouth through the thunder and the rain.

Yelvertons tunnel and platform are a soggy reminder of the South Devon & Tavistock railway which was in use from 1854 through until 1964. Yelverton was a branch station with the main line from Plymouth to Tavistock (and later onto Launceston) with the branch feeding out to Princetown.

With my head in my 1930’s map, I managed to subtly ignore the “Keep Outâ€￾ signs, these only confirming I was on the right track (track – ho ho).



Halfway up the driveway an old passenger foot bridge flies over the old access road and you know you must be close to the old platforms.


The typical “Great Western Railwayâ€￾ style fencing gives the boundary of the platforms away.






Walking up from the platforms on the old damp track bed.







All in all, it is a well concealed and well protected tunnel and the platforms are well protected from general view meaning it is free from rubbish, fly tipping and graff – Certainly worth the effort in my opinion!