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I am new to the modeling scene and am very interested in modeling Lostwithiel station in Cornwall. The specific era I am interested in is 1958 to mid sixties from when the D800 Warship class were introduced to the region but with still enough steam to include these on the layout. What I need to know is where do I find out about what locos were likely to run through Lostwithiel and whether any were based at Lostwithiel? Any information will be useful.
 

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What an interesting location to model. There should be many sources of information available for you, although some members with specific shed allocation details may be able to oblige.
Why interesting? A nice little branch line to Fowey for a start - and busy with china clay transport too. Much of the infrastructure was originally laid out for Broad Gauge. I think that the works for one of the companies was based in Lostwithiel too.
I just noticed a summer 1960 Locoshed Book available on line for between 5 and 10 pounds, I reckon that will be a good place to start. Look for the allocations at St Blazey and Penzance, you'll probably find a Castle or two, plus Granges, Halls and a Manor or two. some lovely little 1400 and 4500 engines for the branch passenger traffic, maybe some 7200 2-8-2T for the mineral trains, maybe some 4300 2-6-0 engines too. I'll have a look through some of my stuff for more detail about this period.

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QUOTE (6991 @ 26 Dec 2008, 06:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What an interesting location to model. There should be many sources of information available for you, although some members with specific shed allocation details may be able to oblige.
Why interesting? A nice little branch line to Fowey for a start - and busy with china clay transport too. Much of the infrastructure was originally laid out for Broad Gauge. I think that the works for one of the companies was based in Lostwithiel too.
I just noticed a summer 1960 Locoshed Book available on line for between 5 and 10 pounds, I reckon that will be a good place to start. Look for the allocations at St Blazey and Penzance, you'll probably find a Castle or two, plus Granges, Halls and a Manor or two. some lovely little 1400 and 4500 engines for the branch passenger traffic, maybe some 7200 2-8-2T for the mineral trains, maybe some 4300 2-6-0 engines too. I'll have a look through some of my stuff for more detail about this period.

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Agreed what a great location to model... with an interesting selection of locos used on the branch.

From my 1959 Locoshed book:

St Blazey had the following locos actually allocated:
42XX 2-8-0 Tanks = 4206 + 4294 - the 72xx's were not allocated and rarely seen in the area.
14xx = 1419
45xx = 4547, 4552, 4559, 4564, 4565, 4569, 4585, 5523, 5539, 5551, 5557
43xx Mogul = 6397
74xx Pannier = 7446
57xx Pannier = 7715, 8702, 8719, 8733, 9673, 9755

At the Lostwithiel end on the mainline you would have seen everything ex GWR with the exception of the King's which did not work past Plymouth. Hawksworth's Counties were popular choices for the top expresses and had partly displaced the Castles, due to their better work on the Cornish hills.
 
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