I have enclosed two links cine film of wartime Falmouth which may be of interest to add to yours and Phil Hadley's article A Large Step For Man, A Large Step For Mankind on the CRS website.
Also the image in Part 3 1941, from the late Peter Gilson collection of Prairie tank and two coaches damaged on the Falmouth Branch, one of the coaches was hit by some sort of incendiary device and was blown off its bogies which lead to the rest derailing. This happened at Penance Road bridge between Penmere Platform and what is now Falmouth Town The Dell station's. Probably the Germans were trying to attack the newly built oil depot at Penmere (1940), but either were slightly off target which happened quite a lot or changed their minds when they saw the train, both were classed as strategic targets to disrupt and fell our country then. For images of the oil depot there should be in the CRS webpage somewhere a link for the Friends Of Penmere Facebook page, this has rare images of the oil depot.
Regards Karl (Friends Of Penmere). Many thanks indeed Karl
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The locomotive is scheduled to leave the Dockyard at 15.30 for Saltash and returns as the 15.52 Saltash to Eastleigh via Plymouth, Exeter and Westbury.
Many thanks must go to Guy Vincent for his help in advising me of the train times Roger Winnen
Guy Vincent Many thanks Guy
The passenger service from St Blazey was never more than a skeleton and it ceased in 1929 (though it continued unadvertised for another 5 years for the benefit of GW dock employees at Fowey - a rake of ancient 4- and 6- wheeled coaches was kept at St Blazey for it).
In this picture we see 1419 propelling its auto car off to Lostwithiel in 1952. The old 'up' platform was on the left here and had just been lifted, in 1951. Note the water column and footbridge. Until 1951, Lostwithiel trains arrived in the down platform (foreground) then shunted to the up platform for departure.
1419 was the Fowey regular (and the only member of its class shedded in Cornwall) throughout the 1950s until the end of steam, in 1961.
Roy Hart Many thanks indeed Roy.