Tag Archives: Princetown railway

More Nostalgia…

A slideshow of images on the Marsh Mills- Launceston branch in 1962.

The Boltorr branch would have split off, north-eastwards across Dartmoor.

Around that time I was lucky enough to visit a few times the Tavistock Junction signal box. The signalman was Fred Morrish, a friend of my dad’s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgkN5V4y9cY

The Princetown Branch…

Old Princetown
Old Princetown

I have just found this blog, “Old Princetown”, by David Worth.

This particular article is made up of images of Princetown railway station, from the 1930s up until closure, collected by his late father, Gerald Worth.

While Boltorr is situated in another universe from ours, where there is another branch line over the analogue of Dartmoor, with some GWR and some LSWR/SR influence, these pictures are quite inspirational.

Take a look…

The Princetown Branch

Nice view of the trackbed/path including an overbridge which, I'm pleased to say, bears a resemblance to the tunnel portal on the Boltorr branch
Nice view of the trackbed/path including an overbridge which, I'm pleased to say, bears a resemblance to the tunnel portal on the Boltorr branch
The Princetown Branch – Boltorr Rd halt branches off north from some unspecified point on the Princetown line.
The mouth of Boltorr tunnel - 2mm MDF and DAS clay
The mouth of Boltorr tunnel – 2mm MDF and DAS clay

I’m fortunate that I’m able to get really good, atmospheric images from the real, but sadly now closed Princeton branch, by my own personal photographer, Jamie Halton.

Dartmoor 365 on Facebook has also been a valuable resource.

Images like these are important for me to be able to replicate the topography, vegetation and tone of my own scenery.