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Carencarrow / Trenance
Further to John Hird's aerial photos: the siding and buildings between Gover and St Austell viaducts was known as Trenance, serving clay kilns.
The siding dates from about 1890 at the eñd of the broad gauge. A signalbox (Trenance Siding) stood there from 1897 until 1966.
Traffic at the siding had ended by 1960, but the box remained, switched out, with its grassy sidings for 6 more years.
I attach a photo of the said holiday makers at Luxulyan June 1958. David Lawrence is on the right. I do not know who took or owns the image.
David's diary of the weeks travels is a joy to read covering most corners of the Duchy by rail.
On the way west covering both Ashburton and the Teign Valley lines and on the way home to SE London again various routes and branches.
The Sea Wall - Then & Now
A before and after just over 3 years apart and A cost of £80 million .
St. Austell Sleeper
There is an interesting article about the buildings past and potential future (seemingly not very rosy, sadly) which you can read if you click here.
During my 2+ hours on a windy, cold station, I observed:-
 At least 5 IETs with LOCKED JAWS!
 One report was that there was a POINTS FAILURE either side of Swindon - was this resulting in the UML [Up Main Line or centre track through the station not being used and thus freight trains heading east that normally used the UML were using platform 1?
 Another report was that there were overhead wire problems at Ladbroke Grove just outside Paddington which appeared to affect only the 'slow lines?'
 Thus there were delays and cancellations and trains not in the right order!