Blog reader Peter got in touch with fbb who reprints extracts from his emails as received.
But why, you may ask? What is special about this obscure little halt? Peter explained all a week or so ago.
Passenger services to Looe commenced on 11 September 1879, but the Moorswater terminus ...
... was inconvenient as it was remote from Liskeard and a long way from the Cornwall Railway station on the south side of the town. On 15 May 1901 the railway opened a curving link line from Coombe Junction, a little south of Moorswater, to the now Great Western Railway station at Liskeard. The section from Coombe Junction to Moorswater was closed to passenger traffic on the same day but passenger numbers tripled. The new connecting line had to climb a considerable vertical interval to reach the Cornish Main Line which passed above Moorswater on a 147 feet (45m) high viaduct.
Hence the unprecendented crowds at Coombe for the second and final train of the day, 115 years later!
What as gloriously silly idea; but great fun. Will it become an annual event?