A Celebration of 40 years of The Cornwall Railway Society
To celebrate our anniversary we are touring the Bodmin & Wenford Railway aboard the ex-Chiltern Class 121 “bubble car” unit. By arrangement with the Bodmin & Wenford Railway this tour will allow participants to access some areas not normally seen by the general public. You are reminded of the need to be aware of safety issues at all times, particularly when leaving or joining the train and when on the track.
15.00 Cream tea at Bodmin General Station .
15.45 Train departs Bodmin General for Boscarne Junction.
16.00 Arr Boscarne Junction.
1600 – 16.30 Opportunity for photos at Boscarne
16.30 Dep Boscarne Junction for Bodmin General
16.45 Arr Bodmin General
16.55 Dep Bodmin General for Bodmin Parkway
17.10 Arr Bodmin Parkway and shunt to sidings
17.10 – 17.45 Visit to carriage shed
17.45 Dep Bodmin Parkway to Colsloggett Halt for run past 17.55/18.05
18.05 Dep Colesloggett Halt to Walker Lines for photo opportunity 18.15 – 18.30
18.30 Dep Walker Lines for Bodmin General
18.45 Arrive Bodmin General where a Fish & Chip supper will be served (if pre-ordered)
PLEASE NOTE: The railway will be operating a Steam, Beer & Jazz train on this evening and participants in the CRS tour may be able to avail themselves of real ale, etc. at Bodmin General. If seats are available it may also be possible (on payment of the fare) to join the Steam, Beer and Jazz train which departs at 19.00.
For CRS members wishing to return to Bodmin Parkway for main line connections, the special train will depart Bodmin General at 19.25 (after departure of the jazz train) to Bodmin Parkway, arriving 19.40 (for train connections to Penzance 19.54 and 20.08 and Plymouth 20.05)
IT IS IMPORTANT that we adhere to the above timetable in order to fit in with other railway activities. Please return promptly to our bubble car after each stop. Members wishing to disembark from the train to look around the Parkway shed or to visit the Walker Lines sidings will need to use a ladder to exit and reboard
the train. Please take great care when doing this.
The Cornwall Railway Society is most grateful to the management, staff and volunteers of the Bodmin and Wenford Railway for providing this special train and allowing access to railway facilities. Raffle tickets will be on sale for those wishing to contribute towards the BWR's plans to construct a second platform and external station canopy at Bodmin General station.
We hope you will have an enjoyable afternoon and evening and we look forward to your continuing support of our society.
Cardiff to Par via Swindon and ECS to Penzance
Roger Salter and Roger Winnen
159014 with 158886 - hidden - 0722 Basingstoke to Corfe Castle via Yeovil (Pen Mill).
166219 departs Yeovil Pen Mill with the 0908 Bristol (Temple Meads) - Weymouth.
73961 and 73963 0730 Stevenage - Weymouth.
150266 leads 158756(out of sight) with the 1114 Weymouth - Bristol (Temple Meads).
My first ever visit to Yeovil (Pen Mill) sadly the sun was not in an ideal position for better photographs. A good excuse to get out the house and away from the football.
43004 is seen near Roche on the Newquay line. 66131 pictured on St Blazey. Class 158 units are a welcome return to the mainline in Cornwall 158743 in blue runs into Par. A timeless picture which has defied change over the years. Which are your favourite "unchanged scenes"?
All the best, Craig. Many thanks Craig