Penzance to Dundee
I would date the picture 1908-9. Note that the carriages are now elliptical-roofed instead of clerestory, which would not have been the case only a year or two earlier. These coaches were the famed 'dreadnoughts' -70 footers.
The signal box opened in 1894 and closed in 1914 -the goods shed and the down sidings went at the same time. Notice how small Redruth station building was -almost invisible in the picture. It was rebuilt in the present form in 1927.
We are very sorry to report that our good friend and member Eric passed away at the age of 80 at Camborne – Redruth Hospital on Saturday 18th May 2019. Eric leaves his wife Diana, and daughter Hannah and Grandchildren Amira and Thomas. Father in law of Edmund. Eric was a loyal member supporting the CRS at both indoor and outdoor events often assisting with transport to and from CRS activities.
You are invited to Eric’s funeral which will be held at Treswithian Crematorium at 12.00 on Friday 31st May. This will be followed at 13.00 by a gathering at the Penventon Park Hotel, all are welome.
The above photograph below shows Eric and Diana at a CRS outdoor event held at the Exeter and Teign Valley Railway centre at Christow on the 3rd June 2017.