The last week out and about has been breathtaking. As I drove down the A390 one morning, mist clung to the dips and valley bottoms. I popped into Grampound and the most fantastic photo canvas awaited me! The mist was laying heavy over Coombe in the distance, and feathered out as the morning sun got higher and stronger. GWR services scooted by, but sadly by the time the RHTT appeared the mist was rising majestically skyward.
The RHTT is also seen at St Blazey and a Castle set at Coombe beside recently ploughed fields.
Back to the boxes next week for me.
Best wishes, Craig Munday.
Not all of the rails on the P&DR were of iron; some of them were of granite which were used on sidings, such as that on Yelverton common (no traces found) as well as some of the quarry sidings on the moors. These resemble the granite “rails” to be found on the Haytor Granite Tramway, which opened just shortly before the P&DR in 1820.