Cornwall in the '70s

Cornwall in the '70s

Postby AndyK » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:16 pm

If Chris reads this I hope he doesn't mind my taking his name in vain.

I've been scanning some old slides and I've come across one scene that, to my eyes, uncannily resembles one of his masterpieces. :D

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Just for now I've withheld the location although I'm sure someone will recognise it soon.

I shall be posting more pictures from this collection shortly.
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Re: From inside Chris Nevard's Mind

Postby THEWORRALLS » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:20 pm

Uncanny!!!!

Looks just like the Somerset Levels to me, possibly the old stub of the S&D Highbridge branch that served the creamery or fertilizer shed.... - :idea: Bason Bridge?
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Re: From inside Chris Nevard's Mind

Postby 10800 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:21 pm

Nice picture - I can certainly see what you mean :)

Nicely photoshopped sky, but the water's not very good ... :tongue
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Re: From inside Chris Nevard's Mind

Postby G Endacott » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:23 pm

Somewhere in the Par area?

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Re: From inside Chris Nevard's Mind

Postby AndyK » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:31 pm

G Endacott wrote:Somewhere in the Par area?

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Yes indeed. It's on the Newquay branch and I believe the location is called Middleway Crossing .

Here's another picture taken a minute before that one:

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This has the distinction of being one of the only two pictures of mine that have ever been published. It appeared in 1974 in the "Readers' Photos" section of a rather short-lived magazine called Trains & Railways.
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Re: From inside Chris Nevard's Mind

Postby nevardmedia » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:37 pm

Nah lillys would never grow in that water ... :twisted:
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Re: From inside Chris Nevard's Mind

Postby Taz » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:47 pm

and the roof profile of that 25 is clearly wrong :P
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Re: From inside Chris Nevard's Mind

Postby BlazeyBridge2 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:50 pm

Oooh fab!! :D
Do you have anymore like those????
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Cornwall in the '70s (Was Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby AndyK » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:02 pm

BlazeyBridge2 wrote:Oooh fab!! :D
Do you have anymore like those????


Well, since you ask:

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Maybe more after tea :wink:
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby AndyK » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:11 pm

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This one (below) appears to be 1055 Western Advocate
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby m.tomlinson » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:33 pm

great pictures, more please.
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby BlazeyBridge2 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:36 pm

m.tomlinson wrote:great pictures, more please


indeed! these are totally great pictures :D Right era, Right location!

You can almost see "BB2 Towers" in the far background on the Middleway Crossing picture in the OP!!!

Dont suppose you took any shots of St Blazey Bridge Crossing did you?
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby lancer1027 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:38 pm

Hi Andy, Exellent pics. Great shots of the westerns. Do you have the identification on those loco's. :thup .Do you have any of westerns at Penzance :?: if so i would love to see them :winker :drool :drool . Thanks for sharing :thup
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby AndyK » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:04 pm

BlazeyBridge2 wrote:
m.tomlinson wrote:great pictures, more please


indeed! these are totally great pictures :D Right era, Right location!

You can almost see "BB2 Towers" in the far background on the Middleway Crossing picture in the OP!!!

Dont suppose you took any shots of St Blazey Bridge Crossing did you?


Glad you like them. :)
But I'm afraid that's the lot as far as the Par/Newquay area is concerned. :(
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby AndyK » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:10 pm

lancer1027 wrote:Hi Andy, Exellent pics. Great shots of the westerns. Do you have the identification on those loco's. :thup .Do you have any of westerns at Penzance :?: if so i would love to see them :winker :drool :drool . Thanks for sharing :thup
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I'm afraid I didn't take notes at the time, so the only evidence of identity is in the photos themselves. I will have a look at the originals to see if I can discern any numbers.

I have got some Penzance shots, and other places in Cornwall too, and they'll appear quite soon, I hope. Family life keeps me busy so I can never be sure when I'll find the time.

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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby Xerces Fobe1 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:20 pm

Top photos - Despite my obsession with North London lines EMU's and the like- my first love (in the railway world) is Cornwall. Being of half Cornish and spending lots of time in Cornwall for most of my life I really appreciate these photos.

I have many memories of Cornwall's railways from the 60's onwards but only photos/slides from the late 80's up to the present day. I also have my old layout pre - Croxley WRD "Pentreath" in my spare room and I am thinking that maybe I should continue where I left off a couple years ago when I had decided to revamp the layout.

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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby onslaught832 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:03 pm

They are all nice shots , but that first one of the 25 is wonderful :drool ....keep en coming :wink:
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby Gwiwer » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:20 pm

Lovely selection there, thanks for sharing them. Aside from the locos we also see both builds of Cross-Country dmu in service and the sadly run-down state of Newquay station. There is even less of it left today. Back in the 70's you would get three platforms occupied together on a Summer Saturday, (with typically a Peak, a Western and a 47 side by side on the morning holiday departures) a situation which remained into the early 80s before the line was reduced to a long siding from Par.
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby Fat Controller » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:26 pm

Lovely..
I like the Italian ferry-vans with their white-rimmed wheels- still carrying the white 'perishables' band, but nicely weathered. Must work out where mine are...
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby michael delamar » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:55 pm

I knew I had seen that shape somewhere before :D


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absolutley brilliant photos

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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby ullypug » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:57 pm

These are really rather nice. Thanks for posting them.
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby Clay Country » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:11 am

Thanks for sharing your pics Andy, really inspirational stuff. The shot of the 08 on the Par Docks line is particularly interesting. Are those Italian-registered (FS) wagons? And why the horizontal white stripe?
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby Ramblin Rich » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:41 am

Those are really evocative pictures - just a shame how little is left now :( I do love the difference in height between "Alfred" & the box van! I wonder if the white wheel rims on the ferry vans are actually chona* clay powder picked up from the ground rather than actual paint - I've seen the effect noted in books before...

*EDIT - what the heck is chona? I think you know what my fat fingers meant here.... :lol:
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby Gwiwer » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:53 am

I'd say painted wheel rims for sure. The coating is too even for china clay. As well the famed "hoods" which carried china clay all their lives were never seen with such embellishments.
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Re: Cornwall in the '70s (was Inside Chris Nevard's Mind)

Postby BlazeyBridge2 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:15 am

Gwiwer wrote:I'd say painted wheel rims for sure

Id agree there, clay does get everywhere, but not so much down the docks as it does at Goonbarrow etc where the hoods were loaded by Michegan Shovel...


Clay Country wrote:The shot of the 08 on the Par Docks line is particularly interesting


you wanna try sitting in the car on Par Green waiting for said things to clear Par Crossing (specially when the trainman seems to have lost the key to the padlock on the gates!) :mutter :wink:
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