Narrow Gauge

Cornwall Narrow Gauge

by Maurice Dart

During the past century, Cornwall possessed numerous narrow gauge railways and tramways that used a variety of gauges. A selection of these, that served china clay works, tin and copper mines and quarries are examined. Motive power used ranged from manual to battery electric locomotives. Between Cambourne and Redruth there was a remarkable electric street tramway, which also hauled minerals along the streets. Also included in this fascinating album are the more recent minor railways which attract visitors in profusion.

Book Details

Maurice Dart
Vic Mitchell
Narrow Gauge
Middleton Press Ltd
01 May 2005
22 August 2020
240 x 174 mm
96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Carnkie, Basset Mines Tramway 1-4
St.Austell, Beacon China Clay Kiln 5
Trewoon, St Austell, Blackpool China Clay Pit 6
St.Just, Botallack Mine 7
Bude Canal Edge Rail 8-11
Camborne & Redruth Tramway 12-19
Bugle, Carbis Brick Works Tramway 20-21
St.Austell, Charlestown No.1 22-23
Delabole Slate Quarry 24-26
East Cornwall Mineral Railway 27-30
Pendeen, Geevor Mine 31-34
Nanpean, Hendra China Stone Quarry 35-36
Nanpean, Hendra Light Railway 37-38
St.Stephen, Melbur China Clay Pit 39
Newlyn, Penzance, Penlee Quarry 40-47
Pentewan Dock & Concrete Company 48-49
Pentewan Railway & Harbour Co Ltd 50-56
St.Austell & Pentewan Railway 50-56
Gothers 57-61
Portreath Tramroad 62-63
Nanpean, Quarry Close China Stone 64
Redruth & Chasewater Railway 65-80
Treviscoe, Restowrack China Clay Kiln 81
Porthoustock, St Keverne quarries 84-86
St.Michaels Mount Tramway 87-89
Carn Brae, Pool, South Crofty Mine 90-99
Burraton Coombe, Forder, Saltash, Tor Quarry 100
St.Stephen, Tregargus China Stone Quarry 101-102
St.Mewan, St.Austell, Tregongeeves Quarry 103
Retew, near Fraddon, Wheal Remfry China Clay Pit 104
St.Columb Major, Frontier City 105
Trebullett, Launceston, Inny Valley Railway 106-107
Lappa Valley Railway 108-111
Launceston Steam Railway 112-119
Tolgus Mount, Redruth, Moseley Industrial Narrow Gauge Tramway & Museum 120