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Great Western to Penzance

Listed under Train Journeys in West Country, United Kingdom.

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This stretch of the line is one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's most famous, as well as most impressive. Rather than take the line inland, he constructed it right along the edge of the sea, tunneling through rocks and promontories. Constantly liable to landslips, and furiously expensive to maintaain, it's neverthelss one of the most breathtaking lines in the UK. The best stretches run between Exeter and Plymouth.

Written by  James Dunford Wood.

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