Tag Archives: Princetown station

Scouring the Book Bins…

I found this on AbeBooks; Great Western Branchline Termini (Combined Edition); Paul Karau – Guild Publishing 1977/1985. It’s an edition which combined two previous books.

Great Western Branchline Termini Combined Ed. : Karau, Guild 1977/1985
Great Western Branchline Termini Combined Ed. : Karau, Guild 1977/1985

It’s a nice copy which seems never to have been opened, although the sleeve shows signs of fading.

Anyway, it has a very interesting chapter on Princetown station; working timetables, images, track plans, building drawings, etc., and will be a fabulous inspiration for the Boltorr branch.

Turn the page...
Turn the page…

Dartmoor, Down Under

I found this interesting and very nice layout of Princetown, situated in Australia where the general standard of railway modelling seems to be very high.

So I thought I’d post a link and give myself something to aspire to.

Snowplough awaiting the blizzard at Princetown
Snowplough awaiting the blizzard at Princetown

Unfortunately, the write up doesn’t mention the creator’s name, but thanks whoever you are.

British Railway Modellers of Australia | Princetown

On the way to Princetown
On the way to Princetown

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…