I have an old sepia photograph of a young signalman standing outside Nancegollan signal box. On the reverse is written 'Howard Hendy 1922'. I know nothing else about the picture, which was given to me by another signalman back in the 1960s.
There can't have been many signalmen called Hendy in West Cornwall in the first half of the twentieth century.
Baldhu box was opened in 1938 as part of a plan to have two goods loops there. The plan was abandoned and the box remained operating just six levers (up and down home and distants plus two detonator placers). The box was of 'type 12' -a modern GW design (Penzance is of this type). The windows reached down to the floor. Baldhu was well known for its fine display of geraniums. I suppose there wasn't much else to do up there!
Having moved house recently, the photo will still be in one of many boxes. I will seek it out.
Roy Many Thanks Roy.
Virgin trains ran some loco hauled (with class 67's) extras due to capacity problems on their voyager services. Virgin also hired in a GNER Hst. Past time Rail were running Edenex tours from different parts of the country most Saturdays. Hope these pictures are of interest.
All the best, Kind regards, Paul Barlow. Many thanks Paul.