Video by Jon Hird
I have just finished editing a video of the last few weeks of CDA operations within Cornwall (I set my phone recording every time I went out to photograph them towards the end, just so that I had some video to remember them by!)
The video can be viewed below!
Many years ago now the Cornwall Railway Society organisd a trip through Pinnock tunnel followed by a visit to the CDA unloading facility at Fowey. However although both Roger and I have looked we cannot find any record of this visit. CAN ANYBODY HELP PLEASE? If YOU KNOW OF ANY VIDEO MATERIAL WE COULD ALSO SUPPLY A LINK.
http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/st-blazey-to-fowey-and-fowey-harbour.html#Hoodstipping It shows how the wagons were 'end tipped', the contents going through a hole in the flooring onto a conveyor belt from whence the clay was lifted onto a higher level to be carried out on further conveyors to be dropped into the waiting vessels hold. The CDA's were been placed with their bottom opening facilities over the hole. The CDA's replacement wagons, again bottom opening, would be propelled by the train locomotive over the aperature to unload onto the conveyor. The Traverser is no longer in use.
Not very inspiring with the former marshalling yard cleared as it the concrete works and C & W depot. Yes plenty of piles of rubble to show for six months work.
I will send a photo of the only train I saw in a second email.