on the banks of the River Tamar
I was browsing along the CRS web-site just now and I came across the early print of Gwinear Road Station produced by S & J Govier. I think the photo could have been taken at least 4 or 5 years later than Roy suggests. The reason this might be the case is because the coaches behind the locomotive (one of the 850 Class) were not built until February 1895, if they are what I think they are ! They appear to be an early pair of Brake Composites which preceeded the well known B Sets by quite a few years. These earlier coaches were buillt to Diagram E40 on Lot 729. There is an article about these vehicles in the Helston Railway Journal, No.4, and by sheer coincidence there is a further piece about 6-wheeled siphon vans which follows on. The coaches in the picture on the the web-site are also tail-ended by a 6-wheeled siphon. If you haven't a copy of the above Journal I would be happy to send you a copy for reference.
By the way, I think the CRS web-site is truly remarkable and one of best I have come across when it comes to documenting railway history. Well done ! Regards David Collings
Many thanks David for this information.