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Last updated: 04/11/2014

Cornwall's Railways (before 1859 and the opening of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash

Cornwall played a noteworthy part in the infancy of steam locomotion. In Redruth in 1784 the Scot, William Murdoch, built the first practical vehicle to run under its own steam power, albeit a small model. The great Cornish engineer, Richard Trevithick, built a steam road carriage and ran it successfully in Camborne on Christmas Eve, 1801. He went on to harness the power of steam for rail locomotion, at Penydarren in South Wales in 1803, but it was left to others elsewhere to profit from his achievements.  read more »

1839 | Mrs Mary Courts crossing rail road line near Angarrack incline knocked down by descending train and fatally injured

16th May 1839, an elderly person, Mrs Mary Courts, nee Tremayne, when crossing the rail road line near the Angarrack incline, was knocked down by a descending train and fatally injured

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A booklet entitled, "Angarrack, The Singular History of a Cornish Village", by John Higgans, dated 1986 at Newton Abbot

 

 

1852 | Angarrack 29 July 1852 Brunel ENGINEER’S REPORT West Cornwall Railway Company

29 July 1852 Brunel ENGINEER’S REPORT West Cornwall Railway Company

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer's Report

The Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet, and General Advertiser (Truro, England), Friday, August 27, 1852; pg. 6; Issue 2566. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.  read more »

Hayle Viaduct works 2014

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1410 | NETWORK RAIL PLANNED WORKS TO HAYLE VIADUCT

Via http://hayletowncouncil.net/

NETWORK RAIL PLANNED WORKS TO HAYLE VIADUCT  read more »

1852 | Completion of the Cornwall Railway | West Briton 5 March 1852

The West Briton from 5 March 1852 has a thrilling account of the completion of the Cornwall Railway

via http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wbritonad/cornwall/185...  read more »

1837 | Angarrack incline - The Hayle Railway

1851 | Angarrack Viaduct - Timber Brunel

Page 189 | The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer  By Isambard Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel built the original Angarrack viaduct from timberin 1851

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The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=7kbGklaeTQQC&vq=angarrack&dq=brunel+v...  read more »