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Liskard and Caradon Railway

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of Liskeard, Cornwall

A standard gauge gravity-worked line for the Liskard and Looe Canal using horses for the uphill run was opened from Moorswater to South Caradon in 1844. It was extended to Cheesewring in 1846. [1]

1860 The company was incorporated. [2]

1862 The company worked the Liskeard and Looe Railway and leased it in 1901.

1923 Became part of the Great Western Railway. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia