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Redruth Railway Station, Cornwall, 1st March 1867

Redruth Railway Station, Cornwall, 1st March 1867


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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. It also shows that the station has been extended towards the goods shed, revealed by the change in chimney brickwork colour. The corrugated iron roof covering to the station is shown clearly, whilst the goods shed was slate covered. Its sliding doors have been drawn across against the March cold. The locomotive is " Lance", which was one of the first contract engines built in October 1851 by Longridge and Company of Bedlington, to Goochs " Corsair" design. Inside frames started behind the motion plate. The wheel base was 5 0" +5 1" + 7 8" giving a total of 17 9". The leading wheels were 3 6" diameter and the driving wheels 5 9". A relatively short tank of 800 gallons capacity rested on a boiler of 4 5" diameter with 220 tubes of 2" diameter. The engine was later destroyed in the collision occurring between Menheniot and St Germans early in the morning of 2nd December 1873 with the double headed goods drawn by 0-6-0STs " Brutus" and " Romulus". The authorisation " All right Dick" was given to the guard of a down train at Menheniot, but Lance`s guard was also called Dick and his train was started by mistake. The heavy down goods had already left St Germans and disaster was thus inevitable. The first passenger carriage is covered, whilst the second, just in view, is open to the elements. Photographer: Unknown

TRURI : RYred.2

Media ID 12387167

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