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Bude

 
The Bulleid light pacifics were infrequent visitors to Bude though one memorable occasion was on 1st November 1945 when 21C106 arrived to be named Bude by Councillor John Hallett, chairman of the Stratton and Bude UDC. The turntable at Bude was too short for these locomotives, so any that did visit had to run in reverse gear when they left. A number, including the first, 21C101 Exeter, were used on afternoon trains to Bude during October 1947 whilst the turntable at Okehampton was being enlarged, something which prevented the use of the usual T9 class locos.
 
Looking across the main line and loop towards the canal, with the 228 milepost to the left, turntable centre right and hand crane beyond.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

Bude
 
Bude View looking along the bay platform with Nº14 crossover and associated yellow shunt signal Nº12 (dock to up bay) clearly visible. In the background, from left to right, are the cattle dock, Silcock's store, goods shed, up siding with distant wagons and the up starting signals.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

 
A close-up view of the goods shed, this time with the doors closed.

photograph by John Bradbeer

Bude
 
Bude The road access side of the goods shed, with the gas works rather prominent in the background.

photograph by John Bradbeer

 
The cattle dock from the bay platform, with yellow arm shunt signal Nº12 and the far end of Nº14 crossover visible in the foreground.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

Bude
 
Situated on a short loop off the loop line at the north end and connecting with the Wharf siding at the south end was a single line loco siding, with an engine shed and a 49' 10" turntable. As part of changes to the layout in 1939 the connection at the south end was removed, leaving it as just a loco siding. At the same time a new siding was put in off the loop line, to the north of the loco siding, which during the latter years housed an ex-LNWR sleeping coach for the use of crews "overnighting" at Bude.
 
Bude Looking along the main line towards the station. Nº25 points (main to loop) are in the foreground and beyond the hand crane stands on an isolated section of track beside the harbour branch, which curves away behind the signal box.

photograph by Chris Knowles-Thomas

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