Re Roger Winnen
Chris Harvey. Bodmin
Hope they are of interest, Cheers. Bill Elston
passes Pinhoe station on the former LSWR main line, working the 2Q08 03:51 Derby RTC (Network Rail) to Plymouth Laira T&RSMD. via Westbury Yeovil Junc. and Honiton, Network Rail test train.
Regards Keith Turley.
The line to Scorrier was doubled in 1902; that to Truro in 1914.
The Perranporth branch opened in 1903, but as the junction was at Blackwater, Chacewater station was unchanged
I n 1912 a new up island platform was provided, to hold up Perranporth trains and to enable branch trains to terminate if required. A new signal box was provided at the same time.
1924: branch extended as independent line into Chacewater and triangle at Blackwater abolished.
The rather mean little station building on the down side (probably the original) burned down in 1956 and was rebuilt.
Branch closed 4 Feb 1963; station closed 5 Oct 1964; box closed 12 June 1977.
That's about all, I think!
Having procured a small assortment of Tools, the time of taking a temporary farewell of my wife, children, parents and friends has arrived being the most unpleasant part of the business.
However, the hope of making money and again meeting my family in better circumstances soothes the sorrow of being parted and bidding good bye, I left Chacewater by 7.30 p.m. train soon arrived at Truro.
Thanks so much for that information…..exactly what I was looking for….. and Roy also.
I am in Sydney…locked down!!!!
His tools were for his trade, a mining Captain.
His departure was to Quebec in the hope of finding minerals there for the British American Land Company (BALC).
From Truro he travelled by coach to Plymouth and then train to London.
From Euston Station by train to Liverpool and then steam ship to New York.
A fascinating travelogue.