60007 Sir Nigel Gresley & 47593 Galloway Princess
Trevor Tremethick & Roger Winnen
Martin J. Duff
I say will it be the last day of the CDAs, as the loco that was sent up to Long Marston a couple days ago to pick up the replacement JIA wagons returned empty-handed.
Forming the 6P07 and leaving 26 minutes early at 06.55 from Fowey Dock Carne Point to Parkandillack, stopping 112 minutes early at 08.11 at Burngullow.
Photo 1) Shows our train being pulled by class 66 199 and consisting of 36 CDAs crossing from the down main over the up main and heading through the exchange sidings at Burngullow.
Photos 2 & 3) The shunter hands over a two way radio and branch token to the driver.
Photo 4) The driver is about pull away from Burngullow to climb up to Parkandillack as the shunter heads back to his van parked in the lane.
Photo 5) The train is about pass under Trethosa Downs bridge.
Photo 6) Our train has arrived at its destination ready for loading.
Forming the 6P24 and leaving 180 minutes early at 12.25 from Parkandillack to Fowey Dock Carne Point and stopping at Lostwithiel 184 minutes early at 13.45 for the loco 66 199 to run-around its train.
Photo 7) The train heads down the bank into Lostwithiel.
Photo 8) Having run-around its train, stopped at the station to pick up the token for the Fowey branch, 66 199 has crossed the level crossing at Lostwithiel and is going back on to its train.
Photo 9) Now on the final leg of its journey, 66 199 passes Lostwithiel station on its way to Fowey Dock Carne Point.
The last three photos maybe of interest to modellers, as pointed out to me earlier on by Nigel Tregoning at least two of the CDAs had different buffers so I decided to photograph each wagon as they past me (in the Westerly direction) and in fact out of the 36 wagon three of the wagons are different two have round buffers at one end and oblong at the other and one has oblong at both ends all of the rest have round at both ends.
Photo 10) Shows 375095 with round buffers on the London end and oblong on the Penzance end.
Photo 11) Shows 375118 with oblong buffers on both ends.
Photo 12) Shows 375090 with oblong buffers on the London end and round on the Penzance end.
The formation of the full train from Lostwithiel to Fowey Dock Carne Point was; Loco 66 199 and CDAs 375077, 094, 078, 076, 120, 103, 051, 097, 104, 071, 085, 072, 054, 032, 052, 105, 083, 050, 095, 114, 082, 108, 087, 074, 093, 118, 117, 090, 063, 116, 121, 113, 091, 067, 061 and 102.
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I guess you must have been inundated with pictures of the last movements of the CDA trips?
I needed to capture some images of RSS 08752 working with the CDAs at Goonbarrow (Rocks). The locomotive only arrived weeks ago, and a combination of non-working and foul weather had prevented me from grabbing some pictures. The day I chose was funereal in light, mist and mizzle covered clay country - which actually aided the photography as it kept the harsh light down, and allowed pictures from all angles. Thanks to the team at Rocks for allowing me to take these.
On the final day I was nights Lostwithiel so I grabbed a few shots during the day and then signalled the final empties away from Lostwithiel in the evening. When I joined as a Signalman in 1989 at St Germans and Liskeard I regularly signalled these trains, so fitting that I should be in the box for the final workings.
Two class 37s are seen on CDA workings at St Blazey in 1987 and Respryn in 1994.
A few shots from today on the Dawlish/Teignmouth seawall including the A4 on a special from Poole. I only used the drone once because of the high winds.
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60007 Sir Nigel Gresley heads the 0635 Poole to Kingswear Parsons tunnel 47593 on rear 12 August 2023
43016 43189 0800 Cardiff to Penzance approaches Teignmouth 12 August 2023
43187 43027 1155 Bristol to Penzance leaves Dawlish12 August 2023
43198 43192 work the 0740 Penxance to Exeter passes Sprey point 12 August 2023
43366 leads 43366 on rear of 0609 Leeds to Plymouth approaches Teignmouth 12 August 2023
43366 leads 43366 on rear of 0609 Leeds to Plymouth passes Sprey Point Teignmouth 12 August 2023.jpg
43378 43366 1227 Plymouth to Edinburgh 1S51 Teignmouth 12 August 2023
43378 43366 1227 Plymouth to Edinburgh passes Sprey Point Teignmouth 12 August 2023.
43239 was another original Western Region power car from 1976, part of set 253019 with sister 43038. Transferred away in 1982 it was taken on by Cross Country in 2018 and has been a regular sight in the west country ever since. 43042 was part of set 253021 and also had a long spell away from normal WR work before rejoining the FGW fleet around 20 years ago.