The Russell Pollinger Railway Collection

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Russell Pollinger, long time chariman of the Launceston Railway Circle, was also an avid collector of photo’s and newspaper clippings of railway stories, in particular the ‘withered arm’. Here in dedication to his memory is that collection including correspondence he had with B.R. in digital form.

Correspondence by Russell with B.R. regarding the sale of redundant materials from the Launceston Branch

Launceston Railway Circle

Railway Circle 1998
Railway Circle 1998
Opening and Closure Dates
Opening and Closure Dates

Brunel

Michael Clemens Video promotion 2001
Michael Clemens Video promotion 2001

A general looking back

Railway mishap at Lifton1956 Article on the Princetown Line

Early Cornish Railways

Launceston to Camelford and Delabole

Launceston from the turn of the last century
Launceston from the turn of the last century
Tresmeer opening 1892
Tresmeer opening 1892

Launceston Steam Railway 1992
Launceston Steam Railway 1992
Launceston Steam railway article from 1986
Launceston Steam railway article from 1986
Article from October 1993
Article from October 1993
Camelford Station in the 1930's
Camelford Station in 1962
Camelford Station in 1962
Camelford Station in 1962
Camelford Station in 1986
Camelford Station in 1986

Delabole Slate 1993
Delabole Slate 1993
Delabole Railway Station history
Delabole Railway Station history
Delabole Station sale 2003
Delabole Station sale 2003
1989 article on Lloyd Goodman
1989 article on Lloyd Goodman
1995 Article
1995 Article

The line to Plymouth

Princetown article
Princetown article

Last train departs Princetown in 1956

1956 article on the Princetown Line
1956 article on the Princetown Line
The final train to Princetown 1956 article.
The final train to Princetown 1956 article.
Princetown line dismantling report from 1956
Princetown line dismantling report from 1956

1992 Princetown article
1992 Princetown article
34062 climbs the north side of Dartmoor near Brentor on May 10 1961
34062 climbs the north side of Dartmoor near Brentor on May 10 1961

Coryton Station 1976

Coryton Station
Coryton Station
Coryton Station
Coryton Station
Coryton Station
Coryton Station
4555 at Coryton Station with the two coach 12.40pm Launceston to Plymouth service 23rd June 1962
4555 at Coryton Station with the two coach 12.40pm Launceston to Plymouth service 23rd June 1962
4555 leaving Coryton Station with the two coach 12.40pm Launceston to Plymouth service 23rd June 1962. Apparently opposite the telegraph pole on the grassbank -bare patch- only just visible is where two small German bombs fell during the Second World War when they were trying to disrupt the rail traffic.
The GWR line running alongside Leat Cottage, Lifton
The GWR line running alongside Leat Cottage, Lifton
1956 article on the Princetown Line
1956 article on the Princetown Line
1956 article on the Princetown Line
1956 article on the Princetown Line
1962 Article
1962 Article
Doomed Railway December 1962
Doomed Railway December 1962

Yelverton Station 1966
Yelverton Station 1966

Article on re-opening the rail line at Yelverton Sept 1980
Article on re-opening the rail line at Yelverton Sept 1980
Re-opening of lines 2000
Re-opening of lines 2000
Plym Valley Railway article
Plym Valley Railway article

The line around Bodmin, Padstow and Wadebridge

Bodmin Gaol with the rail track running below in 1946
Bodmin Gaol with the rail track running below in 1946
Washed out culvert on the Wenford Line in 1903
Washed out culvert on the Wenford Line in 1903
Beattie 30585 at Wenford August 2nd 1956
Beattie Tank, 30585 at Wenford August 2nd, 1956
30585 near Penhargard June 2, 1960
30585 near Penhargard June 2, 1960
Bodmin and Wenford railway
Bodmin and Wenford railway

A day with a goods train
A day with a goods train
Pannier tank crosses at Dunmere in the 1960's.
Pannier tank crosses at Dunmere in the 1960’s.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway Article    Bodmin and Wenford Railway Article 1984    Bodmin and Wenford Railway Article 1984

Boscarne Halt
Boscarne Halt
Diesels on the Wenford line
Diesel’s on the Wenford line
Wenford Farewell Dec 1983
Wenford Farewell December 1983
19 June 1984 article on the Wenford Branch
19 June 1984 article on the Wenford Branch
 Wenford line closure
Wenford line closure
End of the line article from 1985
End of the line article from 1985
Walkway at Boscarne 1984
Walkway at Boscarne 1984

 

Boscarne Junction
Boscarne Junction
End of the line article from 1983
End of the line article from 1983

Class 25 at Bodmin

Wenford Line article from 1983
Wenford Line article from 1983
Camel Trail 1989
Camel Trail 1989
1991 report into the re-opening of the Wenford Bridge Line
1991 report into the re-opening of the Wenford Bridge Line
Bodmin reunion article from 2003
Bodmin reunion article from 2003
Balmy Days on the Cuckoo Valley Line
Balmy Days on the Cuckoo Valley Line May 2000
Beattie Tank 128 years old
Beattie Tank 128 years old
90 years ago article from1984
90 years ago article from 1984
Camel estuary 1986 article.
Camel estuary 1986 article.
1994 restoration of BeattieTank
1994 restoration of BeattieTank
Bodmin and Wadebridge article
Bodmin and Wadebridge article
Wadebridge Signal Box
Wadebridge Signal Box
Beattie well-tank 30586 on September 5th, 1956 at Wadebridge.
Beattie well-tank 30586 on September 5th, 1956 at Wadebridge.
Beattie well-tank 30586 in June 1960 at Wadebridge
Beattie well-tank 30586 in June 1960 at Wadebridge
Wadebridge c.1908-1910.
Wadebridge c.1908-1910.
Shunting at Wadebridge Station
Shunting at Wadebridge Station
Molesworth Street, Wadebridge in 1947
Molesworth Street, Wadebridge in 1947
Wadebridge aerial in the 1950's
Wadebridge aerial in the 1950’s
Unknown location of a T9 loco.
Another unknown location of 0329.
Another unknown location of 0329.

 

Last train departs Bodmin Road Station for Padstow. From 1994
Last train departs Wadebridge for Padstow. From 1994

1999 article on th re-opening of the Bodmin to Wadebridge route.
1999 article on the re-opening of the Bodmin to Wadebridge route.
Port Isaac Road Station History
Port Isaac Road Station History
2000 article on Port Isaac Road Station
2000 article on Port Isaac Road Station
Steam loco below Port Isaac Road Station in 1961
Steam loco below Port Isaac Road Station in 1961
ACE commemoration 2001
ACE commemoration 2001
St. Kew Station
St. Kew Station
Death of William Bird in 1927
Death of Ganger William Bird in 1927
St. Kew Letter 1998
St. Kew Letter 1998
Bodmin Parkway name change letter 1983
Bodmin Parkway name change letter 1983
1983 renaming of Bodmin Parkway
1983 renaming of Bodmin Parkway
Fight to save Trelill Bridge in 1990
Fight to save Trelill Bridge in 1990
34054 crosses Little Petherick Creek in 1964
34054 crosses Little Petherick Creek in 1964
31835 heads out of Padstow in 1962
31835 heads out of Padstow in 1962

1986 article on the re-opening of the Padstow to Wadebridge Line
1986 article on the re-opening of the Padstow to Wadebridge Line
Padstow minature railway article from 1986
Padstow minature railway article from 1986
Padstow minature railway article from 1983
Padstow minature railway article from 1986
The return of the ACE 1989
The return of the ACE 1989
1989 article on running a road along the old railway to Padstow.
1989 article on running a road along the old railway to Padstow.

 

1994 Camel Trail article
1994 Camel Trail article
A brush with the past 1998
A brush with the past 1998
Little Petherick Creek Bridge article from 1999
Little Petherick Creek Bridge article from 1999
2001 article on Little Petherick Creek Bridge refurbishment
2001 article on Little Petherick Creek Bridge refurbishment
2000 article on Little Petherick Creek Bridge
2000 article on Little Petherick Creek Bridge
Little Petherick Creek Bridge article from 2000
Little Petherick Creek Bridge article from 2000
Colour disagreement article November 2000
Colour disagreement article November 2000
A ride on the mild side
A ride on the mild side
Re-opening of lines 2000
Re-opening of lines 2000
2001 article on Little Petherick Creek Bridge refurbishment
2001 article on Little Petherick Creek Bridge refurbishment

The line to Bude

1991 article on Bude Railway Station
1991 article on Bude Railway Station
1898 article on the Bude Line
1898 article on the Bude Line
1950 article on a farm move by rail
1950 article on a farm move by rail.
Bude 1963 article
Bude 1963 article
New life for an old line article from 1991
New life for an old line article from 1991
1997 article
1997 article

 

 

 

The line from Okehampton

Hallwill c.1900
Halwill c.1900
Okehampton Station in 1935
Okehampton Station in 1935
1997 article on the re-opening of Okehampton Station.
1997 article on the re-opening of Okehampton Station.

 

 

 

 

 

Engines

Beattie Tank 30586 at Yeovil Shed
Beattie Tank 30586 at Yeovil Shed
Railway report April 1963
Class T9 report April 1963
Pannier Tank re-build article in 1989
Pannier Tank re-build article in 1989

Beattie Well Tank No. 30587 was moved to Lydney on December 2nd, 2001, for assessment of work before restoration. If agreed with NRM it will go to Bodmin & Wenford Railway, then to York before Buckfastleigh with the Dart Valley Railway.

Beattie Well Tank 30587 article 2002
Beattie Well Tank 30587 article 2002
Beattie Well Tank article from 2003
Beattie Well Tank article from 2003

Baldwin 2 4 2T article from 2001
Baldwin 2 4 2T article from 2001
Manning Ward engine
Manning Ward engine

The North Devon Lines

Lynton Station in 1910
Lynton Station in 1910
The flower picking line
The flower picking line
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Lynton and Barnstaple centenary 1998
Chelfam Station sale 1999
Chelfam Station sale 1999
2007 article on the Lynton to Barnstaple railway
2007 article on the Lynton to Barnstaple railway
Lynton and Barnstaple article 2008
Lynton and Barnstaple article 2008

 

 

 

 

 

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