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Bideford, Clovelly & Hartland Light Railway map 1902 | by ian.dinmore
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Bideford, Clovelly & Hartland Light Railway map 1902

Sadly this standard gauge railway only ever existed as a forlorn proposal to develop the sparsely populated area of North West Devon and to transport clay from some recently discovered pits. At this time there was a small quay at Hartland and as part of this proposal, is was suggested that after the passenger and clay traffic had developed a short extension to the quay would be made. The whole scheme depended on finance from the County Council and Government and a Light Railway Order was drafted; however, when the cost of the scheme came to light the Light Railway Order was refused on the grounds of it being a very uneconomic proposal. This map was drafted by William Foxley who had been appointed as interim engineer for the railway in 1902; to support the application for a Light Railway Order.

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Uploaded on October 11, 2014