The North Cornwall Railway

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THE FINAL YEARS

31902 at Halwill
U1 class mogul Nº31902 at Halwill with a down train for the North Cornwall line on 30th August 1961.
The three cylinder U1 class made only a very brief appearance on the line.
Photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas.

31902 at Halwill
BR Standard 3 2-6-2T Nº82024 ready to run round its train at Halwill on 30th August 1961.
This is, in fact, the Bude portion of a train that will be attached to the Padstow portion at Halwill.
The driver is waiting to run round then draw the coaches back out of the station whilst the
shunter pushes the buffers of the leading coach back in to the short position.
Photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas.

Port Isaac Road
N class Nº31832 arriving at Port Isaac Road with an up goods on 6th September 1961.
Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Joanes Publications.

St Kew Highway
T9 Class Nº120 arriving at St Kew Highway with the down "North Cornishman & Camel Valleyman" railtour
on 27th April 1963. This ran from Exeter Central to Wadebridge, where Nº1369 headed a brakevan tour
up to Wenford Bridge and back, following which Nº120 returned the tour to Exeter Central.
Photograph courtesy of Bob Mason.

34076 leaving Padstow Station in 1964
Bulleid light pacific Nº34076 41 Squadron and train pulling out of Padstow station,
thought to be during July or August 1964.
Photograph: Mike Morant collection.

Launceston Station in 1964
BR Standard 4MT Nº80041 about to depart from Launceston station for Okehampton on
15th December 1964.
Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Joanes Publications.

Delabole Station in 1966
Quite a long train for the date! A single car coupled to a three car unit leaving Delabole in 1965,
en route for Padstow.
Photograph © David M Stacey.

Delabole Station in 1966
The "North Cornwall Lines Farewell Tour" at Delabole, 1st October 1966. This tour was run by
the Great Western Society and ran from Plymouth to Bodmin General, Bodmin North, Padstow,
Wadebridge, Halwill, Bude, Okehampton, Launceston and Wadebridge, then back to Plymouth.
Photograph © David M Stacey.

Tresmeer Station in 1966
A single unit diesel railcar at Tresmeer, en route to Wadebridge, on 1st October 1966,
two days prior to the last day of operations north of Wadebridge.
Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Joanes Publications.

Padstow Station in 1950
The very last day of passenger services! Railcar W55014 at a rather wet Padstow station
on 28th January 1967.
Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Joanes Publications.

Wadebridge Station in 1978
Although scheduled passenger services ceased in 1967, the occasional special visited
Wadebridge, by way of Bodmin General, from time to time. This was the "Camel Train"
that made two round trips from Plymouth to Wadebridge on 6th May 1978.
Photograph by Dave Higson.

Wadebridge Station in 1978
The above photo shows DMU unit NºW51588 whilst this view from the other end of the train
shows NºW51450. Notice the lack of rails to the left of the station and the bare island platform.
Photograph by Dave Higson.

Ticket for the Camel Train
The "Camel Train" was organised by the Lea Valley Railway Club which had these tickets
issued for the journey.
Photograph by Dave Higson.

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