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Luxulyan (Bridges) Station & tramway?

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I'm researching Luxulyan station in the 1930-50 period, and the china clay dries which were on the hillside above the station. The dries do not appear on the 1905 (pub 1907) OS map but are on aerial imagery from the 1930s.


Attached is a GWR boundary plan of 1936 which appears to show a short wagonway/tramway running from the station yard up the hillside towards the dries.


Also attached is an image from 1930, showing the tramway terminating in a bridge over the private owners siding at the station.


Other images give context.


So, my question is, does anyone have any more information on the dries, when they were built and what the tramway was? Man powered? Horse? Gauge?


Today the site is unrecognisable, having been both redeveloped and subject to the chimney falling in a gale and then a fire in the dries when they were used as a workshop. I understand some track at the site was embedded in concrete but now even this has gone.


All help much appreciated.





PS Imagery copyright of the original owners, used here for fair research purposes. See also

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/82047-traeth-mawr-gimme-shelter/page-22 & http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk







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In Maurice Dart's Images of Ind & NG Rlys Cornwall (Halsgrove 2010), there is one image with "Treskilling Kiln Tramway: horse worked tramway carried clay in jubilee wagons, in use from 1924 to 1960s" the photo shows some scrap wagons. John Vaughans Newquay Branch book (OPC 1991) says much the same plus plus that a capstain was also in use to move wagons.

Person to ask is Maurice, but you'll need to use snailmail.


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