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