On the 8th March, a series of GWR HSTs are seen in action. 43029 on the outskirts of Redruth at Trevingey. Moving on to Hayle, 43040 looks great passing over the viaduct and the Isis gardens bedecked in daffs, an RNLI flag proudly fluttering in the winds. Finally for the 8th 43153 heads west over the new bridge at Trewoon.
The next day, 150261 is seen Newquay bound having passed over Middleway CCTV crossing at St Blazey. Some Environment Agency work next to the line has seen the fir trees removed, this now allows a lit photo of trains on the causeway before lunchtime. The shadow once cast by these trees was considerable.
66150 is seen at Goonbarrow ready to work the afternoon clay trip to Carne Point.
The 12th March saw me out in the Grampound area as the NMT passed by. Some extremely lucky sun saw me strike lucky with my shot as the 6 coach test train heads east with red former LNER power car 43299 on the rear.
The next two weeks sees a modified timetable whilst the upside river bridge is replaced at Lostwithiel. Single Line Working over the down by Pilotman will be in place for the two weeks between Par and Lostwithiel over the Down Main.
All the best, Craig.
Andrew Triggs, Roger Salter &
All the Best
Exe Estuary (3)
If you don't know him, here he is, a popular and familiar figure whose duties allow him to travel far and wide fortunately for us carrying his camera. Here we see Craig operating the levers at a happier time - the Ground Frame now only controls the crossover.
This week we are covering a sad event which sees the end of the line down to the Goods Yard - this was cut back to be only 400 yards long when the yard closed but kept as a handy refuge until last weekend.
To see more of the Goods line and a little of the Goods Yard please click here this will take you to Features January to June 2021 - please scroll to select item 2106.
Paul Cambridge Keith Jenkin
Julian Stephens Mike Roach
& Roger Winnen
Take care, Bill.
Weymouth Street Tramway
I've added four pictures of railtours on the line taken in the 1980s and 1990s.