I used a different location on that footbridge to my usual one because of the position of the sun. I was on the South Marston village side at the bottom of the footbridge poking my camera lens between the uprights of the metal fence..
Perranporth to Newquay
We can reference your website in our reports also to ensure you get a mention. I think the reports are only going to be provided to our arms-length company, Cornwall Council and of course, Cormac Solutions Ltd.
Also, do you or any members of the Society have any further images or information of the proposed route from Perranporth to Newquay that uses some of the old Chacewater to Newquay line, that may not be on your website, please?
(Please see for more route info: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/39572748/10-intro-route.pdf )
Yes we are crossing over Lappa Valley and using the old line in places.
We are developing/utilising a lot of the old line which is great news - I’ve walked a lot of it and love the sense of how it would have been back in the day not to mention the structural engineering that would have gone into making the line possible. The use of your images could help a lot to envisage this.
We are also hoping to create information boards in certain places along the line and I would love to display some of your images on them and involve the Society (once my colleagues and the Project Director are at the stage of designing these).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Take care and look forward to hearing from you.
Kelly Costello | CAD Technician
CORMAC Solutions Ltd. | Structures Design
Marazion & District
Taking advantage of the current glorious weather this morning, find 5 shots enclosed for CRS, times maybe challenging for all but the weather is currently bordering on the magical Summer of '76...long may it continue
All the Best
1.802002 working 1A82 09.11 Penzance-London Paddington viewed from Marazion by pass Roadbridge
2. 2C03 07.10 Plymouth-Penzance with 43153/186 heading down Marazion Marsh
3. GWR 2P12 11.15 Penzance-Plymouth with 43192/092 passing Longrock
4. 158747/745 working 2P13 12.10 Penzance-Plymouth passing Marazion
5. 158745/747 clearing Marazion working 2P13 12.10 Penzance-Plymouth, as 43188/094 wait on the Marsh with 2C19 10.17 Plymouth Penzance GTi
I have pictorial evidence that they started from Padstow and first must have knocked out the steel spring keys from the chairs to release the rails. I have no evidence how the rails were lifted and taken away., but they must have needed a crawler crane.
Next thing was a tractor with a large compressor attached to the rear was used with a huge impact wrench to unbolt all the chairs which were all collected. Last thing was the sleepers were lifted by a JCB type tractor and loaded into a road lorry. Looking at Andrew Jones’ pictures (not dated) they were surely not the same contractors as their work was completely haphazard and unprofessional.
Hope you can add something to my research into the final demolition of the closed lines in Devon and Cornwall.
Regards, Mike Manning.