All the best, Clive. Many thanks to you.
Note from Roy Hart. This picture shows a scene during the reconstruction of Newquay station, ready for the opening of the Perranporth branch which came in 1905, so the picture is in the year or two before that. The group are standing around a temporary ground frame which controls points during the engineering work (the old CMR signalbox was replaced by a conventional GWR one. The old station had but one platform while the new one had three, plus a new engine shed and goods shed.).
The men are carrying flags, warning horns, detonators etc., so that they can hand-signal the trains. They will be qualified signalmen.
Many thanks Roy.