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derrickman

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Pentewan railway - later use
Posted: 02/05/2011 11:01:43
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for different reasons, I agree.



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Pentewan railway - later use
Posted: 02/05/2011 13:19:12
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Peter Burgess wrote:

This interesting debate stems from the following post:

Alec wrote:

I wonder if the dump trucks hold the clue here, in that the gap in rail traction was indeed filled by tyred vehicles instead as you suggest. Because the period 1962-1968 is well within living memory, someone out there, possibly a Pentewan resident, or ex-resident, knows the answer.


Maybe I am being a bit thick, but how does the reliability or otherwise of oral history of South Crofty have any real relevance to whether someone in the Pentewan area can remember what means of transport was employed in the 1960s? .


Actually the query was what motive power was used 1962-68 at the Gwithian works not Pentewan, but only mentioned as it was owned and operated as well as locos exchanged between the two sites. I never questioned motive power at Pentewan as the two Rustons survived long after the works closed.
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Pentewan railway - later use
Posted: 02/05/2011 17:53:58
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Sorry, you are correct. Regarding the original question, what does Lewis say in his book on the Pentewan Railway? I have it somewhere but couldn't find it earlier.

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