Photographs taken 2010 and 2016
(continuing on from the Liskeard to Causeland section of the line)
Continuing the journey down the Looe Valley line from Causeland Station, the line passes under the Plashford Bridge and the Tregarland Bridge before coming to Sandplace Station, where the East Looe River valley starts to open out and the line follows the bank of the tidal stretch of the river down to Looe.
The Looe line down from Liskeard at Tregarland Bridge
Sandplace Station from the bridge
Looking back at Sandplace bridge. The East Looe River is on the left
through the rounded arch, after
having crossed sides again, and
the route of the old Liskeard and Looe Union Canal can be surmised
blocked "centre" rounded arch, where it has been filled
in to allow for the new rail line.
(The Looe train is approaching
The line coming down from Sandplace up the valley, and following the
East Looe River down to Looe
The widening and tidal East Looe River at Terras Bridge. The line
comes down from Sandplace on the right
Terras Bridge from the west bank
The old Liskeard and Looe Union Canal is now sadly all silted up,
but a section of it is clearly visible here,
but this was not a
wide canal, and an idea of the width can be gleaned here from the
walled banks, where the
remains of an old canal lock can also be
found. Although wishful thinking, the remains of the old boat
not a (very small!) old barge, but just an old wooden sailing boat
now rotted an fallen away in the silt.
For more history and information about the old canal see the Liskeard & Looe Union Canal on Wikipedia.
The old canal bridge - the high level of silting is clearly obvious!
The line down to Looe from Terras Bridge
The end of the line at Looe (it used to continue right down to the
quayside in the centre of Looe
when granite and copper were
brought down from the quarries and mines on the moor)
Return to the
Causeland section of the line.