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Poldark Mine

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by NevilleKing, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. NevilleKing

    NevilleKing New Member

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    The Poldark Mine at Trenear near Helston has three locomotives that are awaiting restoration.
    They are in the process of erecting covered accommodation and are expecting to start work this year.
    The locomotives are:

    Peckett & Sons, 0-4-0ST No 1530, built in 1919. It was a part of the Falmouth Docks & Engineering Company fleet and was allocated No 6.

    F.C. Hibberd & Co Ltd 'Planet' diesel mechanical chain driven shunter, Works number 3776, supplied to the Royal Navy at Devonport Dockyard in March 1956 being allocated the yard number 5200.

    Orenstein & Koppel 0-4-0WT 3ft gauge No. 5102 built in 1912.

    The museum plans to lay some track panels to allow movement of the standard gauge locomotives and is seeking sponsorship.

    Web link: http://www.poldarkmine.org.uk/index.php

     
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    Good news, I must visit again.
    I went there, it will be a few years ago, and was impressed, very interesting and enjoyable. It was somewhere I had passed on several previous occasions, but not visited, not sure why, but I think I had formed a view it was a bit "theme parky" wrong - it is proper industrial heritage, the tour of old mine workings especially good. I am sure it is of interest to anyone on this forum.
    I have no connection with them !
     
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    They are looking for several track panels and at least 2 or 3 left-hand turnouts. Can anyone help?
     
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    Private Sale - Track Panels Asking price reduced August 2014, October 2014 & April 2016

    Four of - 75lb / yard ex M.O.D. track panels*, all are 36ft long and each panel has 14 concrete sleepers fitted with rail clips. The rail heads are worn but serviceable, one panel has a slight kink in it but this is not major. Viewing recommended, asking price, £3,600 £4395.00 (reduced again) for all four panels, no VAT.

    For further information, photos or to arrange viewing in the first instance please e-mail. The items are located in Gloucestershire and serious offers would be considered.

    Email: bryanlawson885@googlemail.com
     
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    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    That is a seriously expensive asking price! For track that is of little use and has damage, even if slight.
     
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    Probably why it is still unsold
     
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    What's the history of the 3' loco they have?
     

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