The Cornish Memory collection of shared photographs is proving to be a real bonus. Here Roy Hart gives us all the 'gen' on a picture which for us railway enthusiasts is a real 'gem'.
This picture (below) from the Wheal Martyn collection is a rarity. It shows Carne Point in 1920. What is of particular interest is that it shows the incomplete installation (many of the signals have crosses on them) of Carne Point signal box. This box replaced an earlier one which was nearer to Fowey and it was part of a major extension of the clay facilities at the port. As can be seen, the layout and signalling was ambitious: the signal box can be seen in the distance. The box had 43 levers and was elevated 17 feet on steel girders, to give a good view. Oddly, all of this was dismantled in March 1925, and a little 10 lever ground-level box was built, operating a single set of points (the connection at the Lostwithiel end). This, in turn, closed in 1954.
Roy Many thanks Roy.