Cornish Railways: St Austell to Penzance (Key)

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This is the second of two volumes of photographs taken by Craig Munday, illustrating the railways of Cornwall. The book follows the railway through eye-catching Cornish scenery, using over 180 full-colour photographs.

The journey begins where the first volume concluded, in St Austell, against the backdrop of china clay workings. The route to Penzance passes through a huge variety of scenery and lineside features, including farmland, former mine workings and fruit farms.

The extant branches to Falmouth and St Ives are both explored, and a spot of nostalgia is added by a trip along the Hayle Wharves branch, recorded in 1980, shortly before closure of the branch.

Most images feature scheduled passenger services, although charter trains and heritage traction are also illustrated. Freight traffic also makes an appearance. Most of the photographs are presented in two-per-page format and all are accompanied by detailed captions. 96 pages.

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