However, the railways go on...
This weekend sees the new signals and enhancements at the many level crossings between Truro and St Erth.
New signal section with axle counters will be installed at (UM): Gwinear Road, Redruth & Chacewater, (DM) Chacewater, Redruth and Hayle. This will see the Truro - Roskear changed to the Track Circuit Block system. Roskear to St Erth will remain Absolute Block with a shortened section as a result.
The User worked and FP crossings at Holmbush crossing near St Austell as gets miniature lights. Lower Trenowin. Upper Trenowin, Trevingey, Treleigh and Paradise Crossings get miniature red and green lights.
Dolcoath crossing, a former Automatic half barrier crossing, becomes the Duchy's first Obstacle Detection (OD) crossing. Very much like a CCTV crossing with full barriers, but radar scanning the deck rather than cameras. All very high tech stuff, and welcome enhancements to rids us of the 14 mile section we currently have Camborne to Truro.
Some recent pictures for you including 153369 / 325 in fetching blue & red livery on the Newquay branch at St Blazey and Chapel. The background at Chapel is interesting to see the building development work as Newquay inexorably spills out of town into the surrounding Countryside. This once rural shot will be changed forever soon.
Fine weather and a bright red 66165 on the clay saw me heading to Ian's farm for a Autumnal shot of Golant from the Lerryn side of the river. I was delighted with the results.
All the best for now, Craig.
A Bumper Bundle of News and Pictures for which many thanks Craig.
* Amyas Crump presents
'Peter Gray's West Country' *
An unforgettable show -
Just prior to Peter Gray's death in 2017, his good friend Amyas Crump was helping him to put together a special collection of Peter's photos to show to railway societies. Sadly Peter can no longer be with us – but we welcome Amyas with this collection.
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Just a week ago and the weather is even worse today!
St Germans Bank
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