Personal Photographs - JHLPHOTOGRAPHY

Watching the Western Trains Go By - Ponsandane, Penzance 1960

The start of my interest in transport

Will the next one be a Castle, Warship or Hall? - Probably one of the reasons why 58 years later I am still fascinated by things Great Western and the West Country.

A photograph taken of me watching trains arriving and departing Penzance in autumn 1960 or spring 1961 by my mother Elsie Luxton using a Kodak Brownie 127. The unusual flat roof of Ponsandane Signal Box which lay beside the level crossing which then gave access to the beach can just be made out along the fence line.

Why did my mother waste the shot on me and not those fast vanishing GW locos or those nice shiny new hydraulics?