Thursday, 7 July 2011

Track Sketch: Newquay, Cornwall

Sketches done on site are often hard to follow. Normally, I'd make a fair copy when I returned home but, in this case, I haven't found a later copy, so here is the original version, believed to date from 1964.

(Click on the sketch to enlarge)

T - Tubular post
W - Wooden post
D - Small arm (Goods line)
CR - Crane
GS - Goods Shed

At the time, there were seven departures during the day to Par, including the 8.10 p.m. On a Summer Saturday there were 16 departures, to destinations as remote as Liverpool.

For details of what remained of this branch in 2005 (at Newquay, simply a single line running into platform 2 with no sidings), refer to 'Railway Track Diagrams' Book 3: Western', Fourth Edition, published by Trackmaps (ISBN: 0-9549866-1-X). The First Edition of this book was published by Quail in 1989.