Meldon Junction - August 19, 1982
Meldon Junction - looking west. August 19, 1982. Fourteen years after closure. There was no station at Meldon Junction just a signal box and a house for the signalman. The location marked the junction between the Plymouth - Exeter mainline (via Tavistock) and the North Cornwall Line (via Halwill Junction).
The overgrown formation of the North Cornwall Line to Padstow via Halwill (closed October 03, 1966) can be seen curving away to the middle right of the picture beyond the fence. The line to Plymouth closed on May 06, 1968.
The trackbed was partially metalled - hence the road surface to allow lorries to gain access to Meldon Quarry - via Meldon viaduct during the construction of Meldon Reservior which was completed in 1972.
This part of the railway is today the Granite Way Cycleway and footpath.
Camera: Contax 139. Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.7 Planar Lens. Agfa CT18 film
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