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Features: Porth Eithin, Western, 1950s

Published 6 June 2017, 12:10

Porth Eithin is set on a harbour-side location in Cornwall, on BR's Western Region during the 1950s and 1960s.

Owing much of its existence to the local china clay industry, fresh wagon loads of the mineral are carried along the Porth Eithin branch line and then tripped to the dockside for onward shipment by sea.

Owned and operated by Peter Midwinter, Porth Eithin is 17ft 6in x 2ft 6in and features handbuilt points with SMP plain track.

Porth Eithin featured in the January 2017 (HM115) issue of Hornby Magazine.

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