Web
Analytics
Report - - Burngullow Clay Dryers April 2010 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Burngullow Clay Dryers April 2010

djflava

Doped up on Thorozine
28DL Full Member
#1
Visited the site over a couple of days to see what was there all in all a good explore with quiet a bit to see well worth a look if you are in the area
Very little history online thanks to wiki for the info below

Once Burngullow was open, the Cornwall Railway found there was a demand for facilities to transport china clay from the St Stephens district to Par harbour. To satisfy this they opened a station at Burngullow on 1 February 1863. The construction costs were largely met by Mr Robartes, who had interests in the extraction of the china clay.
A branch line to Nanpean was opened for goods traffic by the Newquay and Cornwall Junction Railway on 1 July 1869. A small engine shed was built by them on the north side of the station, this closed in 1922.
The station was closed and rebuilt a little further west on 1 August 1901, but closed to passengers on 14 September 1931. The sidings and branch continue to handle heavy china clay traffic.
The large dryer and storage sheds alongside the main line are the Blackpool clay works; Burngullow clay works are smaller and situated alongside the branch line a short distance from the junction.
Two railway accidents have happened here, both involving runaway china clay trains. On the first occasion a train had left Burngullow with wagons for Par harbour on 29 October 1872. It was unable to stop for signals at St Austell but the driver of the passenger train coming in the other direction saw the train sliding towards it and reversed his train back to Par.
On 9 June 1952 a similar problem occurred with a train on the branch line approaching Burngullow. This time the train ran into a siding where it collided with a stationary engine. Unfortunately the driver of the runaway train, who had stayed at the controls in an attempt to bring it to a halt, later died from his injuries.

On with the shots

IMG_7948.jpg


IMG_8020.jpg


IMG_8021.jpg


IMG_7896.jpg


IMG_7926.jpg


IMG_7992.jpg


IMG_7981.jpg


IMG_7931.jpg


IMG_8002.jpg


IMG_7915.jpg


IMG_7974.jpg


IMG_7961.jpg


IMG_7956.jpg


IMG_7924.jpg


IMG_7959.jpg


IMG_7969.jpg


IMG_7917.jpg


IMG_7922.jpg


IMG_7999.jpg


IMG_8001.jpg


IMG_8007.jpg


IMG_8015.jpg


IMG_8013.jpg


IMG_8016.jpg


IMG_8017.jpg
 

Similar threads