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Newquay branch

Goonbarrow Junction is now the only passing loop between St. Blazey and Newquay. In this view, a class 101 DMU is passing the signal box while 37 673 shunts wagons in the nearby clay works. Picture taken 4 September 1991. click here to enlarge.



On the same afternoon, 37 412 is seen passing the distant signal for Goonbarrow Junction. The engine has come from St Blazey to collect a loaded clay train. click here to enlarge.



A view of Luxulyan station on 4 September 1991. click here to enlarge.



A class 101 DMU is seen approaching Bugle from Newquay on 4 September 1991. The fixed distant signal for Goonbarrow signal box can be seen in the background. On the left is the disused track of the short Carbis Wharf branch which had closed two years earlier. click here to enlarge.



Later the same evening, the same DMU is seen at Roche station with a Par to Newquay train. click here to enlarge.



This picture shows 50 041 arriving at Newquay on Saturday 3 October 1987. This was the last weekend of regular locomotive hauled passenger trains on the branch. The signal box was closed later that weekend. click here to enlarge.



50 041 is seen running-round at Newquay on Saturday 3 October 1987. This loco then worked the 16.28 departure to Wolverhampton, which I travelled on as far as Bristol Parkway. click here to enlarge.


This is another picture taken at Newquay station on 3 October 1987. 50 026 is seen waiting near the signal box prior to working the 17.17 train to Plymouth. I believe this would have been the very last single engined passenger train to leave Newquay. Today, Newquay station has no signalling and no pointwork at all. click here to enlarge.





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