This site, presently under development, will soon have an insight into the birth, life and death (and some limited life after death) of the North Cornwall Railway.

The North Cornwall Railway

History Construction The Route Operation The Final Years Rolling Stock After Closure The ACE Links

TRAFFIC

Fish train

Fish was an important traffic on the North Cornwall and here is an early photograph showing A12 class 0-4-2 locomotive Nº636 with a train of vans in the Fish Dock road.
Photograph: Malcolm McCarthy collection

Delabole Quarry in early 20th Century

Bagnall N° 1663 of 1902, "Sir TJ Firbank" with wagons on the Delabole Quarry's 1' 11" system in the early years of the 20th Century. This loco, and two earlier Hunslets, "E Jago" and "John Allen" of 1879, were taken out of service during the First World War and were finally scrapped around 1930, having been replaced by two petrol driven locomotives during the 1920s, one of which can be seen today at Delabole. The Guard rode on the footplate and leapt off when required to operate the points or couple/uncouple the wagons

Mixed Train at Little Petherick Creek

A Padstow bound mixed train crosses Little Petherick Creek on a sunny day during 1964, the last year of steam operation.

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History Construction The Route Operation The Final Years Rolling Stock Since Closure The ACE Links

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