The attached photo shows the interior of an ex-L&SWR signal-box. It was found by one of my contacts amongst some material relating to the Wadebridge area, but otherwise there was no information about its location or date, although almost certainly it was taken in BR days. After a lot of scrutiny of the possible options, it is believed to be Port Isaac Road box. Can anyone confirm this please and/or perhaps identify the signalman?
Regards, Chris Osment
Further from Chris Osment. A third clue is the (apparent) size of the frame having 17 levers. St Kew Highway was also 17 levers and also had a ground signal in roughly the same location, but the telegraph pole there was further away from the box and closer to the back of the platform. PIR was on the platform, whereas StKH was built on the ground at the foot of the ramp (see Sid’s photo in the CRS Gallery), but it’s difficult to tell the external construction from inside the box.
and --- Very welcome - more observations from Chris Osment. Observation on the interior view of Port Isaac Road signal-box. It must date prior to 24th September 1961 as that was when the Electric Train Tablet instrument (for working to St Kew Highway) seen at the end of the lever-frame was replaced by an Electric Key Token instrument.
Andrew and Diane Jones
Best wishes Andrew and Diane
Weymouth Street Tramway
As reported earlier this week lifting of the famous Weymouth Street Tramway has commenced. To commemorate this sad occasion if you happen to be in Weymouth while this work is progressing we'd be most grateful if you can take a few pictures so that we can include them on 'special' to remember the line. Especially interesting would be views of the track base, is it on concrete sleepers or were there still wooden sleepers in use. Thank you KJ.