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« on: December 02, 2015, 07:22:48 am »

Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere but if you fancy a nostalgic look at Cornish railways in the 60s, check out these films of the lines from Padstow-Bodmin Road, Lostwithiel-Fowey and Lostwithiel-Plymouth

http://cornishmemory.com/items/browse?search=diesel

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 09:22:42 am »

What a gem of a find - the footage of the Padstow line in particular is brilliant - thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 11:02:25 am »

Yes indeed.  Many thanks.  Some historic signalling views in there.  Also noted a complete lack of traffic on most of the roads Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 03:23:47 pm »

Add my thanks as well! Splendid. When I was a child I used to play on Petherick Creek Bridge!
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 05:30:07 pm »

Plenty of old footage on the Cornwall Railways website.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 02:01:38 pm »

From the same source, here's a clip of a round trip on the Par-Newquay branch line in the 60s - complete with a cameo scene starring a couple of class 22s.


http://cornishmemory.com/item/MISC_260_06

and one of the main line through Cornwall in the 80s.

http://cornishmemory.com/item/WMA_09_01
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 04:21:35 pm »

Just seen this for the Falmouth branch - lovely memories...

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-truro-to-falmouth-on-the-maritime-line-1976-online?fbclid=IwAR34n47kIHgfZHpHLE59mAfOoB80rLzei0jcNvzwYEarU37BsDBXkqZ6nDs
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 07:18:02 pm »

A similar film from Westward TV, the reporter is John Doyle, on the St Ives branch is also on the site

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-cornwalls-st-erth-to-st-ives-railway-branch-line-1975-online

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 01:24:21 pm »

From the same source, here's a clip of a round trip on the Par-Newquay branch line in the 60s - complete with a cameo scene starring a couple of class 22s.


http://cornishmemory.com/item/MISC_260_06

Did anyone else cringe at the door not closed properly at 8'05"?
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 11:16:23 am »

A similar film from Westward TV, the reporter is John Doyle, on the St Ives branch is also on the site

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-cornwalls-st-erth-to-st-ives-railway-branch-line-1975-online



Ahh - the sound and rattle of a DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit).  The gearbox whine; the whistling of the air entering the vacuum brake valve, the engines.  Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

John Doyle did a few pieces on the West Somerset Railway when I worked there.  He was quite well informed about railways in general, although that didn't always come across in the reports on the WSR he filed, back in the day.

Anyone gain extra points for noticing the Presflo cement wagons and D1000 in Truro yard?  And how about a passenger train being allowed to get that close to the bufferstops?  Hair-raising, by today's standards  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2020, 03:59:40 pm »

No sound on this one, but some interesting footage of both branch & main line services, from '74.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WM5Gee0UtM
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