Ruthern Bridge Branch
Courtesy of Tony Fairclough and Alan Wills book ‘Bodmin and Wadebridge’
The last train to travel over the line was the 29th November 1933 on locomotive 0314 with Driver Bill Cross and Fireman Arthur Ferret.
I met Arthur Ferret, who lived at Egloshayle some years ago, a lovely man who loved his job.
Best wishes to you both Andrew and Diane Many thanks Andrew.
Roger Winnen & Roger Geach
What a lovely picture of Plymouth Friary full of wagons. I wonder how many noticed the green chemical tanks on the far left.
A rare capture, these ran as specials from Immingham, Avonmouth and Ripple Lane to Plymouth to mention three locations . There are few pictures of these tanks about .
As far as i can recall they ran as specials and were a bit spasmodic , often departing Plymouth in the evening . Not certain when the flow ceased possibly around 1977 but I stand to be corrected
Does anyone else recall these chemical tanks .
Cheers, Roger Geach
Re Roger Winnens photo on your website. I believe the tanks were used to transfer chemicals from Fisons' main works at Avonmouth and Immingham to a subsidiary plant at Cattedown, Plymouth where they were blended as required in the manufacture of fertilisers. The factory was closed in 1981 so presumably the traffic ended that year.