(2) I have rescanned a picture from 1980 of Eddie Ralph sat in 25052 at Hayle Wharves, with the familiar navy jacket with his 125 badges proudly on the lapels. Also included is a class 46 arriving with a down train at Hayle in 1980. The loco still has full headcode panels,so could be 46020 or 46037. The signalbox was still in use, but sadly the up platform waiting room had been replaced with a concrete carbuncle by then.
(3) Also visited Long Rock the other day and was treated to 08645 St Piran in the sun shunting the sleeper stock. The team were carrying out buck-eye tests between the coaches. There is talk of some refresher training runs of the loco and sleepers along the mainline for us to look forward to in the coming months. All the best Craig
35 Years ago today
I send a picture taken 35 years ago today 16th June 1985 of 50016 ‘Barham’ after its arrival at Penzance with the 07.02 from Exeter.
Sadly ,this will be my last picture for the website for a while. I have run out of suitable material so ,unless I unearth some more ,its cheerio for now.I shall keep in touch and,of course, look at the site every day.All the best, Michael
Many Thanks Roger
John Murray Roberts