Ashburton, Newton and South Devon Railway Company
Incorporated on 27th July 1846.
Planned as a 10 mile broad gauge (7ft) line from Ashburton to Newton Abbot and the South Devon Railway. This original scheme was not built, and was replaced by the Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway in 1872.
Capital £130,000 in shares of £25 each. Loans of £43,333.