28th April 1962

Plymouth Railway Circle
Cornwall Minerals (3)

Locos Used 4564 & 5531
Stock Used 11 brakevans (in formation: 5x BR, 1x GWR & 5x BR)

Route :

Locos Route
4564 + 5531 (1) Truro – Newham – Shepherds – Tolcarn Jn – Bugle – Carbis Wharf – St Dennis Jn – Meledor Mill – Drinnick Mill – Lansalson - Par – St Blazey

Notes :
(1) Locos running coupled bunker-to-bunker.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is taken from the ticket. Route known to have included Lansalson Branch (Trenance Valley Line) (from Bojea yard the train was propelled by both the locos), Carbis Wharf, St Dennis Jn to Meledor Mill and return, then to Parkandillack, then Drinnick Mill and onto the main line at Burngullow. Peter Darke has photos in his collection of the train at: Truro (Newham), Bugle, Meledor Mill, Drinnick Mill and Lansalson.
(3) Tour name also suggested as: 'Cornish Mineral Lines Brake Van Tour'.

Sources : Bob Taylor (from contemporary sources) & Peter Darke

Photo Review

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

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