Darmoor & Tamar Valley Lines
Jack Martin Leith
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Retired S&T Engineer
Please find attached a selection of photographs taken during drainage inspections of the St. Dennis branch on the 04.01.2022 by myself and one of my engineers.
The pictures illustrate:
1) IMG3884, low mileage of Lanjeth open crossing at SDS, 289m0385y.
2) IMG3873, internal view of a 1.2m diameter stone culvert dating to the construction of the line at SDS, 289m0194y.
3) MG3845, overview of the S&C unit providing access/egress to the siding/loop at Burngullow Jn, SDS, 288m1039y (taken just before we got soaked).
All photographs were taken within a pre-arranged line blockage of the branch with the signaller at Par and the train staff obtained for additional protection.
No pictures of rolling stock as we had the line blocked to rail traffic!
Kind Regards, Mark Dennis Howells BEng (Hons) MPWI MIAM
Senior Asset Engineer (Drainage & Lineside)
Hope everyone is keeping well.
I've recently scanned some more of my Dad's slides and have attached some of HSTs in Cornwall from 1984, if they are of interest to you - one on a glorious sunny day at Par and two on a very dark and wet winter's afternoon at Penzance - much like today!
All the best,
'My 49 year railway career - and a bit more Part 3.'
This profusely illustrated talk given by our Chairman Dennis Flood promises to be a very amusing and entertaining evening.