Author:   Eric Rabjohns

Published:   2020
Edition:   Paperback, 93 pages

Status:   Sold Out


The Redruth and Chasewater Railway: A Pictorial Excursion Upalong and Down by Eric Rabjohns. The railway served the great copper mines of Gwennap, as well as Wheal Buller and the Basset Mines, horse-drawn from 1827 and with steam locomotives from 1854. The line closed in 1915.

This book takes us on a journey along the course of the mineral railway, using the author’s collection of old and current photographs plus his own watercolours. Track plans are featured as well as pictures of what remains of the line today. The book also includes accounts from people who had worked on this railway.

Chapters include:

The Redruth and Chasewater Railway
Devoran Quays to Bissoe
Nangiles to the Great Yard
Carharrack to Lanner Hill
Lanner Hill Junction to Buller Yard
Lanner Hill to Redruth Terminus
Back to Devoran
The Penpol Route