Mainline next to M5 between junctions 27 & 28 (view from car)
Green, near Bugle (visit).
GWR: (224 6723) b/o.
Clay Company, Rock Works, near Bugle (visit).
ALEX (01571 CORAL) - TH 261V/76 reb YEC L124/96, P406D 10150 ISAAC - S 10150/63.
to our host for our visit.
enquiries with ICC have confirmed that S10029 is still at Blackpool Driers,
Burngullow. Production ceased there around a year ago, so the long term future
of this engine is uncertain.
China Clay Museum Ltd, Wheal Martin, Carthew (visit).
4ft 6": LEE MOOR No.1 - P783/1899. Diesel: Gauge 2ft 6": RH 244558/46
pvd. Crane: Gauge 3ft 4": Hand crane built by English China Clays at
Drinnick. Wagons: Gauge 5ft: End tipper pvd. Gauge 4ft 8.5": GW: 123266
061053, (143645 061052)*. BR: (743000) 061056. Narrow gauge: 3 open, 1 side
tipper, 1 end tipper.
Thanks to Maggie Hamstead for arranging our visit.
0.25" crane and several other narrow gauge wagons were not seen on this
Polgooth Tin Mine, Polgooth (visit).
11.5": Petrol: 4wl PM - Model 558 Briggs and Skelton 10hp ride on lawn
mower converted to rail only by B Sweet. Wagons: One Open wagon, Two with seats.
Thanks to Brendon and Liz Sweet for hosting our visit.
recorded the gauge as 1ft 10".
Industrial Narrow Gauge Tramway and Museum, Tumblydown Farm, Redruth (visit).
Diesel: THE LADY D - MR8934/44 red & towards front left of running shed,
(AD40 LOD 758366) - RH 202000/40 green in back left corner of running shed
SMELTER - RH 229647/43 in workshop. Battery: 1 MACCA - CE reb South Crofty
Yellow and in service,15 - CE B3132A/84 Yellow and in service, GB 2345/51 in
green on display outside of running shed, GB
2960/1959 Dismantled in bushes. Battery box with name 'ANODE' was beside it. GB
420172/1969 Was in the workshop minus battery box.
NOTE : These locos had
both swapped their battery boxes and names with each other by October 2005,
although GB 420172/1969 was not carrying any name in both 2005 & 2013.
(66) LEWIS - South Crofty/96 ex Trevithick Railway Society, Redruth Community Centre 16EL pg43 in running shed right hand road.
(1298) - WR
1298/38 blue in running shed right hand road,
(20) DIODE -
WR L1021/83 yellow in running shed centre road.
11": Battery: Yellow 4w South Crofty on display outside of running shed
next to GB 2345.
10": Battery: 6 - CE reb South Crofty# in rust on isolated track next to
train departure point (furthest of the two from buildings),
4w BE (CE
B2944D/82?) in rust on isolated track next to train departure point (closest of
the two from buildings).
19 - (CE
B2930B/81?) dsm in field.
5": Wire Electric: SaxtonC/88. In mine exhibit.
Gauge 2ft: 3. Tram: Gauge 2ft: Un-numbered. Manriders: Gauge 2ft: 2 un-numbered
various narrow gauges: Tub wagons: 5, 883, plus a further 20 un-numbered. Flat
wagons: 17 un-numbered of various designs. Open Wagons: 5 un-numbered.
Mechanical Shovel wagons. 2 un-numbered.
Thanks to Colin, Linda, Pat and everyone else for a superb visit.
# = The number 6 was found on the inside of the lid of the battery box.
Mining Historic Society, Zennor (visit).
Battery: WR reb South Crofty. Wagons: 2 4w flats, 4 tubs, 1 tub u/f/o, 1 skip, 1
Thanks to Tony for arranging our visit. The loco was driven into position for
inspection by CARS members. A further 3 wagons were located inside the mine and
Depot, Penzance (view from car).
Rinsey Croft, Ashton (view).
GWR: 106 b/o.
Nursery, Penarth, Carnmenellis (visit).
Cambrian: 4 (4029) part b/o.
Metal Protection Services, Great Western Railway Yard, Near St Agnes (visit).
No 5200 - FH 3776/56 pvd.
Resort and Spa, Near St Columb Major (visit).
was formerley "The Spirit of the West American Theme Park" and LO
141/43 was located in a shed on site for sometime after the theme park closed.
Further investigtions by Peter Nicholson have found that the loco is now at Summercourt
Scrap Yard Ltd, Trefullock, Summercourt near Newquay, TR8 5BY, Tel 01726 861171,
Website http://www.summercourtscrapyard.co.uk/. The loco was moved over the
Easter weekend and is to be used as a static exhibit.
Delabole Slate Company Ltd, Pengelly Road, Delabole (view)**.
11": Diesel: No.2 - MR 3739/25 pvd.
gauge 4ft 8.5" unless otherwise stated. * assumed **
Not seen by all.