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Background imageWestern Collection: GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905

GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905
The image shows GWR number 34 pictured with two unnamed men, Charlie Gould the fireman standing on the running plate and the driver Nickie Curnow standing with his feeder (oil can)

Background imageWestern Collection: Redruth Railway Station, Cornwall, 1st March 1867

Redruth Railway Station, Cornwall, 1st March 1867
This well known photograph depicts the first broad gauge passenger train to arrive at Redruth from the west on 1st March 1867

Background imageWestern Collection: Camborne Railway Station. 1920s

Camborne Railway Station. 1920s
Camborne Station in the early 1920s, including the splendid platform lamps, the flat awning of the down platform contrasting with the pitched version on the up side

Background imageWestern Collection: Calstock viaduct, Cornwall. After 2nd March 1908

Calstock viaduct, Cornwall. After 2nd March 1908
The Calstock viaduct and quay with lift. The Viaduct was completed on 2nd March 1908. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: Perranporth Railway Station, Cornwall. Around 1903

Perranporth Railway Station, Cornwall. Around 1903
A view over Perranporth railway station. The station was the terminus of the line from 6 July 1903 until completion of the line to Newquay on 2 January 1905

Background imageWestern Collection: Carvedras Viaduct, St Georges Road, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1902

Carvedras Viaduct, St Georges Road, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1902
View south down St Georges Road of Isambard Kingdom Brunels original timber fanned viaduct. This viaduct was replaced by an all stone structure which opened on the 17 August 1902

Background imageWestern Collection: Royal Albert Bridge under construction, Saltash, Cornwall. 1858

Royal Albert Bridge under construction, Saltash, Cornwall. 1858
View of the construction of the Royal Albert Bridge from the St Budeaux side of the Tamar river. The first span was in place and the second span was floated out on to the river on 10th July 1858

Background imageWestern Collection: Penweathers Viaduct, near Truro, Cornwall. Before 12th October 1926

Penweathers Viaduct, near Truro, Cornwall. Before 12th October 1926
The original Brunel viaduct almost filled in to track level. This timber fan-structure and stone viaduct was replaced by the embankment on 12th October 1926. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWestern Collection: Replacing Brunels Carvedras Viaduct, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890s

Replacing Brunels Carvedras Viaduct, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890s
Two workmen using a stationary steam engine with a belt drive, building the new stone piers to replace Brunels original stone piers topped with wooden fanned supports

Background imageWestern Collection: Falmouth Railway Station, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Falmouth Railway Station, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of the platform at Falmouth Railway Station with a train in, looking towards the harbour and the town. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: GWR (4-4-0) Bulldog SWIFT (3350) with men posed in front. Between 1900-1912

GWR (4-4-0) Bulldog SWIFT (3350) with men posed in front. Between 1900-1912
Image shows GWR (4-4-0) Bulldog SWIFT (3350) possibly at Truro station although the locality is unknown. Eight workers are posed in front of the locomotive

Background imageWestern Collection: Moresk Viaduct, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1904

Moresk Viaduct, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1904
General view of the Brunel stone and timber Moresk Viaduct also known as the Truro viaduct. It was replaced by a second stone viaduct built alongside which opened on the 14th February 1904

Background imageWestern Collection: Carnon Viaduct, Perranwell, Cornwall. 20th June 1932

Carnon Viaduct, Perranwell, Cornwall. 20th June 1932
View of the Carnon Viaduct showing the original Brunel timber fan structure viaduct being replaced by a new stone structure directly behind the original. The new viaduct opened on 13th August 1933

Background imageWestern Collection: The Royal Visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Grampound Road, Cornwall. 15th July 1903

The Royal Visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Grampound Road, Cornwall. 15th July 1903
The Royal visit in 1903 by the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and Princess Mary, leaving the station at Grampound Road in an open carriage

Background imageWestern Collection: Trenance viaduct, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1910

Trenance viaduct, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1910
View of the viaduct taken from Trenance Gardens, with four women, wearing straw boaters, standing in the foreground. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: Railway Station, St Austell, Cornwall. July 1990

Railway Station, St Austell, Cornwall. July 1990
St Austell station in the 1990s when the gardens and flower beds won awards. The original footbridge, which dates from 1882, was removed in 2019 after a modern

Background imageWestern Collection: Carbis Bay Railway Station, Cornwall. 1925

Carbis Bay Railway Station, Cornwall. 1925
A group of people with a motor car, registration YA 2700 and a man with a donkey cart stand outside Carbis Bay Railway Station

Background imageWestern Collection: Collegewood viaduct, Penryn, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Collegewood viaduct, Penryn, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The original stone and timber Brunel viaduct seen through the trees. This was the last timber viaduct to be replaced in Cornwall, the new stone replacement opened on the 22 July 1934

Background imageWestern Collection: Penweathers Viaduct, near Truro, Cornwall. Before October 1926

Penweathers Viaduct, near Truro, Cornwall. Before October 1926
A train passing over Brunels original timber and stone viaduct at Penweathers. This viaduct was replaced by an embankment that opened on 12th October 1926. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWestern Collection: Laying gravel before the opening of Padstow railway station, Cornwall. Before March 1899

Laying gravel before the opening of Padstow railway station, Cornwall. Before March 1899
A view of Padstow railway station with gravel being laid by horse and cart prior to its opening on the 27th March 1899. The station was the western terminus of the North Cornwall Railway

Background imageWestern Collection: View of Moresk viaduct from Moresk street in Truro. Pre 1881

View of Moresk viaduct from Moresk street in Truro. Pre 1881
Image shows a woman crossing the Moresk footbridge which was replaced with a road bridge in 1881 with Brunels Moresk viaduct in the background

Background imageWestern Collection: St Ives Railway Station, St Ives, Cornwall. Early 1900s

St Ives Railway Station, St Ives, Cornwall. Early 1900s
St Ives Railway Station from Porthminster beach. A fleet of seine boats are drawn up on the beach below. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: View of St Ives with the railway station in foreground. Around 1880

View of St Ives with the railway station in foreground. Around 1880
The St Ives branch was opened on 1st June 1877, by the GWR as successors to the West Cornwall Railway. The stonework of the railway buildings still appears very fresh in this view

Background imageWestern Collection: View of Gwinear Road station looking west, Cornwall. Possibly at the opening of the Helston branch

View of Gwinear Road station looking west, Cornwall. Possibly at the opening of the Helston branch line on 9th May 1887
This photograph was probably taken on 9th May 1887, the opening day of the Helston branch line. Every part of the railway infrastructure in view is in almost perfect condition

Background imageWestern Collection: Camborne Railway Station, Camborne, Cornwall. Early 1900s, possibly First World War

Camborne Railway Station, Camborne, Cornwall. Early 1900s, possibly First World War
Cadets on the platform at Camborne Railway Station. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: Trenance viaduct, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1905-1910

Trenance viaduct, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1905-1910
Trenance Viaduct in Newquay with stone piers and wrought iron girders. This viaduct opened in 1874 and replaced the original timber viaduct which had opened in 1849

Background imageWestern Collection: Ponsanooth Viaduct, Cornwall. 23rd July 1913

Ponsanooth Viaduct, Cornwall. 23rd July 1913
View over the trees of I.K. Brunels Ponsanooth Viaduct in 1913. It was replaced by a new stone viaduct on 7 September 1930. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageWestern Collection: Passenger train crossing Penponds Viaduct, Cornwall. Before 1899

Passenger train crossing Penponds Viaduct, Cornwall. Before 1899
The original iron-girder viaduct at Penponds with a passing express train, watched by a man in the foreground. This viaduct was replaced with a stone viaduct which opened on the 3rd of September

Background imageWestern Collection: Railway viaduct and Dennis Hill, Padstow, Cornwall. Around March 1899

Railway viaduct and Dennis Hill, Padstow, Cornwall. Around March 1899
A view of Dennis Hill and the railway viaduct taken from Petherick Creek. Workers can be seen on the viaduct and hanging below on a platform. The line to Padstow opened on the 29th March 1899

Background imageWestern Collection: Chacewater Viaduct, Cornwall. Around 1910

Chacewater Viaduct, Cornwall. Around 1910
A distant view of Chacewater Viaduct from the Blackwater side. In the foreground a herd of cows stand by a stream. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageWestern Collection: Carbis Bay viaduct, Cornwall. 1910

Carbis Bay viaduct, Cornwall. 1910
Carbis Bay Viaduct looking towards St Ives. Carbis Bay Hotel behind railway line. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWestern Collection: Carbis Bay viaduct, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Carbis Bay viaduct, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of the Carbis Bay Viaduct looking towards St Ives. Photographer: Canon Henry Holroyd Mills

Background imageWestern Collection: Brunels Carvedras Viaduct, St Georges Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890

Brunels Carvedras Viaduct, St Georges Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890
View down St Georges Road of Brunels original stone and timber viaduct on a winters day. The viaduct was replaced with a all stone structure which opened on 17 August 1902. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: Group of men and boys on a railway track, possibly Padstow-Wadebridge branch line, Cornwall

Group of men and boys on a railway track, possibly Padstow-Wadebridge branch line, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The figures in the picture, may not be railway workers; the dogs and wire suggest they may be a party out to snare rabbits

Background imageWestern Collection: Padstow to Wadebridge branch line, Cornwall. 1900

Padstow to Wadebridge branch line, Cornwall. 1900
General view towards Padstow railway line with a steam train approaching from Dennis Hill. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: Newquay to Chacewater branch line, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Newquay to Chacewater branch line, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A fast moving train at Perrancoombe, on the track above the marshes, heading towards Perranporth. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: Express passenger train Trevingey, Redruth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Express passenger train Trevingey, Redruth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
An express passenger train approaching Trevingey near Redruth

Background imageWestern Collection: Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1910-1920

Truro railway station, Cornwall. 1910-1920
Exterior view of Truro Railway Station showing horse drawn and motor vehicles waiting outside with their drivers. The registration AF1584 can be seen on the nearest car

Background imageWestern Collection: Truro railway station, Cornwall. Around 1910

Truro railway station, Cornwall. Around 1910
View from the footbridge looking east with a passenger train and a goods train waiting at the platforms. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWestern Collection: Falmouth Railway Station, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Falmouth Railway Station, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Exterior view of Falmouth Railway Station, with horse drawn carriages

Background imageWestern Collection: Falmouth Railway Station, Cornwall. Around 1910

Falmouth Railway Station, Cornwall. Around 1910
Exterior view of Falmouth Railway Station, with children in the foreground



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