The line startd in Redruth and (as shown on a 1930s map) ran south east to Lanner ...
... before skirting the hill Carn Marth. The line turned north east to Carharrack and Crofthandy before turning south east again via Bissoe to Devoran.
... which now forms the Devoran village hall.
... is now blocked on the side facing the old wharves, but can be seen from the "inner" end.
An aerial view of the village reveals a few muddy silted ponds where busy wharves once witnessed the unloading of copper and the loading of coal but these are not really recognisable from quay road itself.
Local industrial archaeologists will be able to identify assorted sheds and outbuildings which survive post 1915 and the shape (at least) of the main Devoran quayside remains.
But the main obvious clue takes us back to the former horse-drawn extension to Point, now labelled "Old Tram Road". And that is where we began yesterday.
Should our readers wish to explore further, bus U1 from Truro ...
... wiggles off the new A39 to serve stops on the old A39 whence it is but a short walk to Quay Road; and there's one doing it before it was the U1!
For even more excitement (?) service 46 does a loop via Devoran village ...
... but only manages a bus every two hours.
And finally; although the company was called the Redruth and Chacewater (aka Chasewater) Railway, it never reached Chacewater. The decline of mining and the expense of construction meant that this "branch" only ever warranted a dotted line as a proposal.
Thanks to assorted sons, daughter-in-law and grandsons for opening fbb's eyes to a captivating piece of almost forgotten railway history. Thanks, too, to several local history sites from the area that helped fill in the many gaps.