This, the second of two volumes covering the railways of Cornwall, follows the railway through the eye catching scenery of the west of the county. Over 180 stunning full colour photographs take the reader on a journey that starts in St Austell, against the backdrop of the clay workings, before moving on through the rich, arable farmland that surrounds the line on the way to the capital city, Truro. West of Truro, the landscape is littered with former mine workings & signs of its rich industrial heritage. The scenery then changes as the line continues past the busy fruit farms west of Camborne & proceeds on to Hayle. Once across Hayle’s unique viaduct, it runs through St Erth before passing St Michael’s Mount, skirting Mounts Bay & finishing at the terminus of Penzance.
Also explored are the existing branches still running, including the Burngullow to Parkandillack line, the only freight-only branch still running, & the passenger branch lines to Truro to Falmouth & St Erth to St Ives. Nostalgically, the Hayle Wharves branch has been included & is the only line in the