Rowtor Target Railway
|Rowtor Target Railway|
|Line length||450 m (500 yards)|
|Track gauge||24 inches (610 mm)|
The Rowtor Target Railway was built 1959 as a target railway based on an older target railway. The 1,480-foot (450 m) long track consists of a long straight section and one curve, to which balloon loops were added each end as well as a double track siding into the locomotive shed, in which an old Wickham trolley is stored these days. There are four points, which are still in a working order, because the track and the trolley are maintained by a group of railway enthusiasts.
By the dumbbell shaped design with turning loops at either end, it was possible to run the unmanned trolley, onto which a wooden target in the shape of a military tank was fixed, continuously back and forth along track.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rowtor Target Railway.|
- Guy Wareham: Military Target Railway. 10 November 2009.
- Tom Moran: Explore Dartmoor’s Obscure Rowtor Target Railway. 17. November 2016.
- The Railway Magazine, Band 151, IPC Business Press, 2005. S. 98.
- Timmy Raa: Derelict Places: Rowtor Target Railway. 29 November 2009.
- Zoom Earth.