The North Cornwall Railway
DELABOLE AND PORT ISAAC ROAD since closure
|Delabole station, as with most others that remain, is now a
private house and is seen here as it was in the mid-1980s. Looking somewhat
sorry for itself it was, unfortunately, rather a larger restoration project
than the owners at the time had bargained for. Photograph by Ron Strutt.
|This was what remained of the up platform in the mid 1980s.
Photograph by Ron Strutt.
|Today the station is surrounded by newer development that has
just about obliterated the railway land. Where once there was an overbridge to
the south of the station there is now just a filled-in cutting, but with bridge
parapets remaining, an adjacent house still called "Bridge House",
and a new house on the filled-in trackbed south of the site of the bridge.
|One other building that remains is presently used by the Fire
Brigade. At one time this building was a Co-operative Society goods shed which
stands on the site of what was once an engine shed. On this side of the shed
was a turntable, which would be a link with today if the Fire Brigade has an
appliance with a turntable ladder here.
|The very inclusion of "Road" in the name of Port Isaac
Road station tells you that it is some distance from the place it purports to
serve. In addition, the station itself, now a private dwelling, is some
distance from the road, as can be seen in this photograph. At one time there
was a proposal to demolish the station building and build a development of
houses here, but planning consent could not be obtained and the building
|The station as photographed by Ron Strutt. in
the mid-1908s, whilst being used commercially by a firm of coal and fertiliser
|The well cared for front of the station whilst in commercial
use. Photographed by Ron Strutt.
|The goods shed being used for just that - lots of goods in
sacks! Photograph by Ron Strutt.
|When you arrive at the bottom of the long, long station approach
the road that passes the end goes under this bridge. The hilly nature of this
part of north Cornwall is demonstrated well here as not far on either side the
line passed underneath the road.