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Author The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
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The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
Posted: 12/11/2020 16:04:26
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This volume has just arrived from the printers Mike

Eric Rabjohns, with a foreword by Michael Messenger Sb, 94 pages cost £10

The book takes us on a journey along the course of this mineral railway, serving the great copper mines of Gwennap, as well as Wheal Buller and the Basset Mines plus the river port of Devoran. It was Horse drawn from 1827 with crude steam locos from 1854. Traffic was coal and timber in and copper and tin out, the railway closed in 1915 when the mines it was serving closed down.. The line’s history was written up by D B Barton in a small book last published in 1983. this is a photographic journey up and down the line with old photos of the line and new ones of what remains , using the author’s collection of old and current photographs plus his own watercolours. There are also track plans and pictures of what survives.
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The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
Posted: 20/11/2020 04:34:26
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I met with Eric yesterday and chatted about his book and a whole host of other things.
A very good book and makes a great companion to the Bradford Barton one.
There’s still lots of unanswered questions about the line, especially the wheal buller section heading toward Basset.
There’s evidence of a temporary link between the Basset mines and the R&C , but nothing documented.it’s possible it was planned and never constructed.
A worthy book for any shelf.

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The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion, Upalong and Downalong
Posted: 20/11/2020 21:59:06
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I have just bought a copy from mike and agree its a great book, surprising what's left to seeBig Grin

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