A photo of the extended loop at Williton (WSR) has just been added to the web site. You might like to have the two photos attached, taken on 26 September 2015, which show the old layout and the site of the missing culvert which clearly stood in the way of reinstating the loop - and restricted use of the up platform.
Kind regards, Derek Many thanks Derek
The points at Wadebridge West were operated by the box there (at the level crossing).
Wadebridge boxes, along with Boscarne and Bodmin General, went in December 1967, but the Padstow section had been lifted by then. The staff in the picture was used only for the short period from 1965-7 and unlocked the GF at Padstow loop. I was on the last train from Padstow - GW Hawksworth coaches hauled by a class 22 (D63XX) which, of course, ran round its train at Padstow. Many thanks to Roy Hart for the above very full answer. N.B The station at Padstow closed to goods w.e.f. 7th September 1964 and to passengers w.e.f. 30th January 1967. The last train out of Padstow would have run on the 29th January 1967,