Saturday 13th January 2018 at 18.30
Brian Aston's sound and light show
A dazzling action show of Steam and Diesel in amazing locations.
Not to be missed.
Note:- £5 admission charge for non members to this special event.
Two smashing photographs - can you spot the difference?
The 'Stop Lamp' post can be seen to the left of the photograph, although already souvenir hunters had removed the top.
One can see just how long the siding was on the right and it was always well used.
In the December 2017 photograph the only railway infrastructure left is the Stop Lamp' post. This once busy junction now hosts the camel trail and the ‘new exchange’ platform on the left is for horse riders.
Moving on up the line we pass a foot crossing, which although not dedicated as a public footpath was popular with locals as a short cut from the nearby village of Nanstallon to the Borough Arms pub at Dunmere.
The path passed behind Boscarne Junction signal box and crossing keepers house, ran adjacent the sidings on a high embankment gradually returning to rail level at a point 20 yards north of this photograph as shown in the next 1978 photograph.
This footpath must have been quite important at one time, as it has it own very substantial bridge parallel to the railway bridge which both tower well above the river Camel and are extremely impressive from river level, although almost impossible to photograph without the use of a boat even in winter. I had a go and have included a recent photograph for reference, the bridge is well worth a look at and is one of two crossing the Camel within a short distance, the other being the bridge carrying the Bodmin to Wadebridge railway.
The December 2017 photograph shows the footbridge complete with modern railings and is still well used although no longer protected from the railway, the kissing gates were removed on conversion to the Camel Trail and all the original cast iron signs have disappeared.