App

GET THE FREE HERITAGE APP

Discover the secrets of the branch line to Looe. Through historical photos and tales from the past, let the Looe Valley Line Heritage app on iOS and Android be your onboard companion on this scenic route.

See the past, read the stories, explore the line - screenshots from the Looe Valley Line Heritage app

As you travel beneath the towering viaduct, call at picturesque stations and meander alongside the estuary, the app uses GPS to tell you about what you’re seeing.

 

You’ll learn how in the early days the only way for the public to use the line was to pay for their hat to be transported and then hop on too. And how the arrival of the railway at Liskeard meant that every clock in town had to be wound on by 16 minutes.

 

You can even use the app to bring to life a talking portrait of Horace Holbrook, Superintendent of the Line (1908). Search it out at Liskeard and Looe stations.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Looe station in 1950s - courtesy of The National Archives

PHOTOS

Historical images galore

Looe station - courtesy of The National Archives

READING

Recommended books and links

All The Stations - Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe at Looe station recording The Looe Valley Line Story mini-series

DOCUMENTARY

Four-part mini series

GWR train on the Looe Valley Line

VISIT

Come and explore the line

Local resident tells stories of the Looe Valley Line aboard the train

LOCAL STORIES

Memories from the local community

Volunteer at Liskeard station Platform 3 Information Centre

GET INVOLVED

Join our band of volunteers

Looe station in 1950s - courtesy of The National Archives

PHOTOS

Historical images galore

All The Stations - Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe at Looe station recording The Looe Valley Line Story mini-series

DOCUMENTARY

Four-part mini series

Looe station - courtesy of The National Archives

READING

Recommended books and links

GWR train on the Looe Valley Line

VISIT

Come and explore the line

Local resident tells stories of the Looe Valley Line aboard the train

LOCAL STORIES

Memories from the local community

Volunteer at Liskeard station Platform 3 Information Centre

GET INVOLVED

Join our band of volunteers

ABOUT THE HERITAGE PROJECT

The Looe Valley Line heritage project is brought to you by the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.

 

It is funded by the GWR Customer and Communities Improvement Fund and the Designated Community Rail Development Fund, a joint initiative of the Department for Transport and ACoRP, the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.