• The East Cornwall Mineral Railway

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  by rogerfarnworth
 
I have just enjoyed reading the first article in the May 1951 edition of The Railway Magazine. That article covered the East Cornwall Mineral Railway which started life as 3ft 6in narrow gauge line.

As a result I have spent a little time researching the line. This is the first of two planned posts about the line

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  by rogerfarnworth
 
This is the second of two posts about the East Cornwall Mineral Railway, a 3ft 6in narrow gauge railway.

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In 1908, the line was superseded by a standard gauge line which ran from Bere Alston to Callington via Calstock and included a significant viaduct over the River Tamar at Calstock. The standard gauge branch line is still in use today in a truncated form.
This line will be the subject of a future post.
  by rogerfarnworth
 
To complete this short series of posts, I have produced a survey of the standard gauge branch that replaced the ECMR. Its one and only major structure is the Calstock Viaduct which remains in use in 2019 to carry the truncated branch-line to Gunnislake.

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This post also provides a little information about a possible reinstatement of the old line between Bere Alston and Tavistock.