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Narrow Gauge

Cornwall Narrow Gauge

ISBN:978 1 904474 56 2
First Published:01 May 2005
Last Reprinted:22 August 2020
Authors:Maurice Dart
Series Editor:Vic Mitchell
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history


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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.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Carnkie, Basset Mines Tramway1-4
St.Austell, Beacon China Clay Kiln5
Trewoon, St Austell, Blackpool China Clay Pit6
St.Just, Botallack Mine7
Bude Canal Edge Rail8-11
Camborne & Redruth Tramway12-19
Bugle, Carbis Brick Works Tramway20-21
St.Austell, Charlestown No.122-23
Delabole Slate Quarry24-26
East Cornwall Mineral Railway27-30
Pendeen, Geevor Mine31-34
Nanpean, Hendra China Stone Quarry35-36
Nanpean, Hendra Light Railway37-38
St.Stephen, Melbur China Clay Pit39
Newlyn, Penzance, Penlee Quarry40-47
Pentewan Dock & Concrete Company48-49
Pentewan Railway & Harbour Co Ltd50-56
St.Austell & Pentewan Railway50-56
Portreath Tramroad62-63
Nanpean, Quarry Close China Stone64
Redruth & Chasewater Railway65-80
Treviscoe, Restowrack China Clay Kiln81
Porthoustock, St Keverne quarries84-86
St.Michaels Mount Tramway87-89
Carn Brae, Pool, South Crofty Mine90-99
Burraton Coombe, Forder, Saltash, Tor Quarry100
St.Stephen, Tregargus China Stone Quarry101-102
St.Mewan, St.Austell, Tregongeeves Quarry103
Retew, near Fraddon, Wheal Remfry China Clay Pit104
St.Columb Major, Frontier City105
Trebullett, Launceston, Inny Valley Railway106-107
Lappa Valley Railway108-111
Launceston Steam Railway112-119
Tolgus Mount, Redruth, Moseley Industrial Narrow Gauge Tramway & Museum120

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