The Helston Railway organised a
Members Open Day celebrating 20 years of the Helston Railway
Aboard the train refreshments were available free of charge and also in the buffet car at Prospidnick cumulating in a 20 year Birthday Cake cutting alongside the train stabled at Prospidnick Platform.
Many thanks must go to the staff and volunteers of the Helston Railway for making us most welcome during the day.
Best Wishes from the Cornwall Railway Society
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50 042 Triumph awakes.
50042 had its first running day of 2023 today. I took some photos of its light engine test run at 09:30 and then some shots of the first trip to Bodmin Parkway at 10:30.
The loco sounded on fine form and it was good to see lots of passengers on board enjoying the day.
Photos attached of:
Light engine movement at Walker Lines
10:30 Bodmin Parkway train at Walker Lines and Charlie’s Gate
The 11:50 service to Boscarne running around at Boscarne Junction.
All the best, Jon Hird
Here's one from the further end of the CRS zone.
Preserved class 40 d345 / 40145 on the 0701 1Z40 from Burton on Trent to Weymouth, seen racing through Swaythling station. I believe Class 40s were as rare in the Southampton as they were in Cornwall back in the last century. I recall the thrill of seeing one whistling into Bristol Temple Meads on a parcels train from the north in the mid 80s.
This special raised a similar level of excitement and i was surprised to see 7 teenage rail fans on the station, which isn't an obvious photographic haunt. I managed to get my bike info the left hand side of the shot. I think one of the regular contributors also does this.
D6566 (33048) at Bishops Lydeard on the to 0900 to Minehead 9th June 2023.
D6575 ex 33057 Minehead 9th June 2023.
D7659 arrives at Crowcombe on the 1235 Bishops Lydeard to Minehead 9th June 2023
D7659 has just arrived on the 1235 from Bishops Lydeard. Minehead 9th June 2023
33002 stands at Minehead about to depart on the 1420 to Norton Fitzwarren 9th June 2023
55009 Alycidon 1418 Bishops Lydeard to Minehead arrives at Williton 9th June 2023.
55009 Alycidon Minehead 9th June 2023
8th, 9th& 10th June 2023
2. Cromptons D6575 and 33002 at Castle Hill, Williton working the 12.37 Minehead-Bishops Lydeard 8.6.2023
3. D9551 with D9526 passing Doniford Halt working the 14.18 Bishops Lydeard-Minehead 8.6.2023
4. 55009 'Alycidon' passing Longlanes overbridge shortly after departing Norton Fitzwarren with the 17.15 for Minehead 8.6.2023
5. Visiting 'Rat' D7569 departing Watchet with the 12.35 Bishops Lydeard-Minehead 9.6.2023
6. 33002 'Sea King' following arrival at Norton Fitzwarren with the 14.20 ex-Minehead 9.6.2023
All the Best, Andrew Triggs. All photos copyright Andrew Triggs.
Image 3 - 69004 Passing Cogload on weedkiller duties. 10th June 2023.
Image 4 -69003 Passing Cogload on weedkiller duties. 10th June 2023 All images Copyright Bill Elston.