Royal Train at
Stoke Canon Today
Running as the 1Z95 the train is seen passing Stoke Canon with class 67 No.67006 'Royal Sovereign' leading with classmate No.67005 'Queens Messenger' on the rear.
Regards Keith Turley.
News Just in from a reliable reporter at 19.00.
The Royal Train has gone into the sidings at Burngullow.
Hot off the Press! Following work today, a road trip to Respryn to capture the Royal Train with 67005/006 top and tailing, running as 1Z95 Windsor and Eton Riverside-Cornwall
All the Best. Andrew
Andrew and Diane Jones
A day out to celebrate took Diane and I to Lostwithiel, one of my favourite Cornish towns.
We couldn’t park in the towns free car park, (because due to a lack of foresight on the railways part it is now used for commuting passengers). So we carried on to the wonderful riverside Coulson park which has a small parking area. This is accessed under the new railway bridge which has just been installed and what a remarkable feat it is. It is situated on the up side and unusually built on a curve with a considerable cant.
There were three bridges at this location, but the Fowey Branch crossing was removed some years ago and the layout rationalised to save money and I suppose we are extremely lucky that we live enlightened times as I am sure the mainline would have been singled at this point in the 60’s.
Network rail should be congratulated on this difficult task and I know from a reliable source that there were initial concerns over excessive movement but all seems to have settled in.
Please find attached four photographs taken today Thursday 10th June.
A weather worn and seemingly unloved class 66 still in EWS livery was in charge of a clay shipment to Fowey.
I have included a long shot of this picturesque location and two photographs of the under structure including the expansion bearings.
Lostwithiel is still just about hanging on to its traditional railway credentials and if you have not visited this location, don’t wait too long, times are a changing fast!
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