The Pontsmill branch.
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St Blazey Bridge crossing
Craig writes - This is at Pontsmill. Under the YTS scheme of 1985/86 we were given the massive privilege of working alongside all sorts of railway folk, including train crew at St Blazey. One day I was taken to Pontsmill by driver Percy Wherry on 08801. We were locked in while 37205 passes with clay hoods, Copyright Craig Munday
A view of the Newquay branch line starting its climb up the Luxulyan valley, Meantime the Pontsmill branch drops down towards the dries. The bridge which the DMU is seen crossing in the picture above is that towards the centre of the picture near the top. The steam which flows under this bridge runs between the Pontsmill and Newquay branches at this location. 10th April 1994 Copyright Sid Sponheimer
A picture by Sid Sponheimer taken on 10th April 1994 of the entry to Ponstmill Dries. The siding leading directly ahead at one time continued up the Luxulyan valley floor to serve driers and quarries. In more recent years it terminated about two hundred yards behind this point and was used for wagon storage. It has also been visited by several railtours. Copyright