The East Cornwall Mineral Railway – Part 2


Roger Farnworth

The Route of the Line in Early Years

The East Cornwall Mineral Railway (ECMR) maintained a wharf on the Tamar River at Calstock which, for many years, was served by an incline. A history of the ECMR line and the later standard-gauge line are provided in the first post about the line which can be found on this link:

The East Cornwall Mineral Railway – Part 1

The adjacent image is a schematic sketch of the length of the original 3ft 6in narrow gauge line. [13]

The line’s most southerly point was in the village of Calstock where it served Calstock Quay.

In order to cope with the significant difference in levels between the River Tamar and the surrounding countryside, it was necessary for there to be a rope worked incline from Incline Station down to Calstock Quay.

Steam locomotives were used for the upper section, a stationary engine and counter-balance…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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