A historic event today at St Blazey depot. The work to restore the turntable to working use by MP Kernow has reached a successful milestone with the testing of two wagons, and then a 126 ton class 66. All went well and it is hoped for interesting visitors in the near future!
All the best, Craig.
Exeter Central became the principle station for a few days and Exmouth junction a stabling point and refueling point.
Hope they are of interest
Visible in several of the photos is the former engine house of the Amberlands colliery, on the south side of the line. The colliery had closed as long ago as the middle of the 19th century, but survived as a fine ruin, a landscape feature more reminiscent of Cornwall than of Somerset, before it too was pulled down, in 1974.
Photos taken 30 April 1967.