Taking a Liberty
On Sunday 12th March Ian visited Wheal Liberty viaduct one of the few remains of the Chacewater - Newquay branch 54 years after the lines closure. From a train crossing this viaduct one had a fine glimpse of the sea down towards Jerico. Many thanks for sharing your pictures Ian.
130 yards from the viaduct lies this road over rail bridge. Another bridge, rail over road lies just at the end of the viaduct. The former rail route steadily climbed more or less straight ahead but bearing slightly to the right to enter a cutting in which Goonbell halt lay. Goonbell in the name of the cluster of houses in the distance. Unfortunately this superb viadiuct has no public access and the opportunity to make this cycle track wasn't even thought of in 1964. Steel fencing prevents even the most able from getting on the viaduct. 12th March 2017. Copyright Ian Harvey
Redruth, Bond St Bridge. A Hall departs westward with an interesting leading coach in the formation. Any ideas what this may be? This location is very familiar to us Redruthians, Peter is standing outside the old GWR garage which is still there. Opposite lies a timber built hardware shop, this conatined a variety of buildiing materials and smelt of frehsly cut timber, parrafin and creosoat. Peter Butt Collection
A wonderful shot at Parkandillack as 37413 shunts CDA's for a trip to St Balzey and eventually Carne Point. 5th April 1993 Copyright Roger Geach N.B. In the background the line continues on to a stop black, a sleeper across the rails. Until February 1966 this line continued on to St Dennis Junction. Several times this has been suggested for re-opening and use as a passenger line to Newquay. A rather ugly 'Heat for Energy Plant' now occupies the green fields to the left.
Many thanks to you John for yet another picture from your amazing collection, your daily dose is very much appreciated - long may it continue.