(Copyright 24.6.1980 Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing)
This little gem was Watergate Halt on the Torrington to Meeth line in Devon. In 1980 this line was still used by china clay trains and was the remaining section of the North Cornwall Junction Light Railway, opened as recently as 1925. The line originally ran from Torrington to Halwill Junction, and was never heavily used by passengers, one coach usually being sufficient to handle the traffic. It struggled on a few years after 1980 until closing completely. It's unlikely that this line will ever reopen, which is a shame as it was a classic country light railway, but who knows? It closed to passengers in 1965, lasting just 40 years.