The Branch Line Society


Cornwall STP Tracker, Day 2 - 12th July 2018

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A bright sunny morning at Bodmin Parkway, (formerly Bodmin Road station) the group's train leaves for Penzance after its special stop here. The Bodmin & Wenford Railway, with its convenient cross platform interchange, curves away right to Bodmin Town. Buses also run hourly (six on SuO) from the station to Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

In the other direction looking towards Plymouth the buffer stops (centre of picture and to the left of the platforms) are on the headshunt for the Bodmin and Wenford Railway run-round line which in BR days continued to form the main line connection. Far left is a new 'OFF' indicator. They would never allow a new station with such curved platforms now!<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

Newquay now has a single track and platform.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

Newquay now has a single track and platform.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

Looking back towards Par.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

Some of the party at Luxulyan<br>[© Neil Greenwood 2018]

The 12.41 SSuX (2 Jul until 3 Aug 2018) Newquay to Penzance train reverses in Par P3.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

Penryn, a Truro to Falmouth leaves the loop to call at the south end of the platform; on the right is a Falmouth to Truro at the north end of this platform.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

Falmouth Docks, the branch terminus looking towards the buffer stops.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

…and looking back towards Truro from the end of line.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

The Night Rivera Sleeping Car train awaits departure for London Paddington at Penzance.<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]

The End!<br>[&copy; Neil Greenwood 2018]