The CRS China Clay Rambler
To the best of our knowledge the CRS China Clay Rambler was the last train to use the branch platform.
The sidings at Lostwithiel Station has seen little use over the last twenty years as the china clay trains now with over 30 wagons use the loops at the eastern end of the station.
Picture (1) With the light fading, GBRf 66719 'Metroland' is on hire to Fastline Freight at Portbury Dock being loaded with imported coal for Ratcliffe Power Station on 26th January 2009, the rail coal loading facility is well hidden from view by a large bank which prevents coal dust landing on the new stored cars!
Picture (2) Fastline Freight 66303 with a coal train from Portbury Docks to Ratcliffe Power Station stands at the end of the single line staff section at the former Ashton Gate Halt on the 2nd April 2009, the graphitised token hut can be seen on the right. Both - Copyright Alan Peters
Regards, Clive Smith