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The swing gate swings no more

By Arvorphoto    
The swing gate swings no more. Burrator Halt built in 1924 initially to serve the dam workers involved with the dam extension and then opened in 1925 to the public as the area around Burrator Reservoir had become an attraction to ramblers after the completion of the reservoir in 1898.
Burrator Halt later Burrator and Sheepstor Halt was on the Princetown Railway which opened in 1883 with trains operating from Horrabridge until the opening of Yelverton station in 1885. It was amalgamated on Jan 1st 1922 into the Great Western Railway although the GWR had operated the railway previously.

The base to the station platform can still be seen and the track that led down to the reservoir is on the far right (V1)

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Robert51 12 7 123 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2020 2:56PM
We all love a bit of rust, which is photography thing...

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