From Lostwithiel to the China Clay Rails


From Lostwithiel to the China Clay Rails

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  • Discover places such as Gunheath, Carbean Siding, Carbis Wharf, Melador Mill and Lower Lansalson. Just five examples of the many locations a world away from the passenger railway. Known and visited by few, they all have a fascinating story to tell
  • Many previously unpublished images and a great number updated by a return visit to the exact location
  • Original analysis with some startling conclusions where history and the present day and brought together
  • Unique – see where a high-speed train crawls along a railway originally built as a horse-drawn tramway


From Lostwithiel to the China Clay Rails takes the reader on a train journey from the estuary of the River Fowey to the port of Par, thence on a circular tour across the spine of Cornwall to the Atlantic Coast at Newquay and back, travelling through the heart of china clay country. Over a period of fifty years from the 1960s, author Bernard Mills visits many of the china clay lines now long gone with many jaw-dropping images taken then and now, showing the great changes both on and off the rails. A host of memories are recalled and updated in this treasure chest of extremely rare colour material, mostly previously unpublished, and almost all taken by the author.

THE AUTHOR

Bernard Mills is a semi-retired railway man with over fifty years’ service. He is also a dedicated railway enthusiast who has been photographing trains and railways in colour for over half a century. With a wealth of experience, Mills is an acclaimed speaker on the subject with popular digital slide shows and is the author of much sought-after railway books. He has been happily married to Audrey for over thirty years.

FORMAT
Dimensions: 248 x 172 mm
Binding: paperback
Extent: 144 pages
Illustrations: 196 colour photographs

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