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Shaugh Bridge Platform

Shaugh Bridge Platform was opened on August 21st 1907 and was finally closed to traffic on December 31st 1962. It is located at the 4 miles 79 chains point from Tavistock Junction and was managed by the Great Western Railway Company. The platform is located approx 0.5km from Shaugh Bridge itself up a quiet lane near Heleball Wood and a short distance south of Shaugh Tunnel (307 yards). The countryside platform was used convenient for visitors to the Dewerstone and surrounding woodland.

Location of Shaugh Bridge Platform in relation to Shaugh Bridge.
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The long curve of Shaugh Bridge Platform in 2022. The platform extends under the bridge.
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Steam train calling at Shaugh Bridge Platform. Note the shelter still in situ. The black and white picture is believed to have been taken 60 years ago in 1962.
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The black and white photograph superimposed onto the 2022 view is likely to have been taken after closure since there are no lamps or shelter.
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2022 view showing the platform extending underneath the road bridge.
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View from the top of the road bridge looking north. Note where the platform starts / ends. The entrance to the platform from the lane can be seen on the right of the photograph.
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View from the top of the road bridge looking south. Note where the platform starts / ends

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