Now I have to declare I had not made a special trip for this photo as I happened to be working this day in Teignmouth and Dawlish. 57s are not high on my list of locos to capture but as I was in the area and could arrange my lunch hour around its 13.00 passing I thought why not ? What I hadn't catered for was the weather forecast being wrong and the Teignmouth Dawlish coastline was enveloped in murky cloud and mist throughout the morning and into the afternoon. However as the saying goes every cloud has a silver lining and so the huge delay coincided with the end of my work in Dawlish, the sun burnt off the clouds at 14.00 and the awful dull maroon liveried 57314 had now been relegated to the back and out of sight along with the mark 2 sleepers. A win win win situation.
Regards, Clive Smith
Roy Hart, Derek Huntriss, Keith Jenkin
The sheds were built of corrugated iron with curved roofs ( similar, really to the sheds built around the same time for steam railmotors). They were painted in the standard GW livery of 'light and dark stone'. Oddly, stations and other buildings were not painted in choc/ cream until the BR era.
In 1929 the GWR created the Western National bus company and ceased to operate buses. Buses were getting bigger, of course and these little garages became redundant and were sold or transferred to other use. The number of services starting at Redruth multiplied in the 1930s, when large modern garages for the Penzance district were built at Falmouth and Helston. I believe that the garage at Redruth was in BR hands until the late 1950s.
The Redruth garage dates from about 1907-10. By the 1920s all of the GWR buses in Cornwall were based at either Penzance or St Austell. In 1929 PZ had 60, covering all of Land s End to east of Truro. Redruth was a sub-shed!
a) 66621 empty box wagons from Bishops Lydeard to Whatley Quarry. It was very misty at that time. but cleared during the morning.
b) 66566 t/t 66846 on late running Fairwater yd to Westbury
c) Turbo 166211 Taunton - Cardiff
d) 66515 Late running Fairwater - Doncaster woodyard, spent sleepers
Best wishes, Bill
Bristol T M
He has a broad mind !!
If so was broad gauge designed for people with larger behinds?