Moretonhampstead railway station
Moretonhampstead station circa 1909
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|4 July 1866||Opened|
|2 March 1959||Closed to passengers|
|1964||Line closed to goods traffic|
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|Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway|
The station was situated on the south side of the town by the road to Bovey Tracey. The platform was 300 feet long and mostly covered by a wooden train shed. Beyond the train shed was a short platform with cattle pens.
South of the station was a goods shed and engine shed. The signal box was unusually built onto the side of the engine shed. In 1929 the Great Western Railway, which now owned the line, opened the Manor House Hotel just outside Moretonhampstead. Set in 193 acres (0.78 km2), it boasted a golf course and also attracted holidaymakers to visit Dartmoor.
After the railway closed to passengers on 28 February 1959, regular goods trains continued until 6 April 1964, although British Railways continued to use the station as a base for its road goods services until the end of the year. The goods and engine sheds for many years continued to be used by a commercial road haulage business.
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|Lusteigh||Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead
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