SX0152 : Waiting for the Right Away

taken 39 years ago, near to St Austell, Cornwall, Great Britain

Waiting for the Right Away
Waiting for the Right Away
The driver of 47479 with an early morning train for Penzance looks back along the platform at St. Austell as he waits for the green flag from the guard. The old Great Western Railway semaphore signal already indicates that the road is clear ahead. Meanwhile British Rail employee walks along the paved route provided for porters trolleys to cross the line - the long section at track level on this side is necessary because the platforms are staggered. On the left is a short siding which originally provided rail access to a goods shed. Both of these items have been removed since this photograph was taken.

The houses on the left are on Tregarne Terrace which connects with Trevarthian Road. Trevarthian Road is split into two sections by the railway, which are joined together by the footbridge visible ahead. Originally there was a level crossing at this point which had not been sanctioned by parliament but was unavoidable because of the gradients that would have been required on the road if a bridge was provided. Subsequently, Palace Road was opened which gave access to the road bridge at the other end of the station and the level crossing closed in 1931.
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SX0152, 156 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 June, 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 July, 2010
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 015 525 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:20.3823N 4:47.4474W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 015 525
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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