34072 257 Squadron at Corfe
Hello Roger, I hope you are managing all-right down there, I have just seen pictures on the internet of snow in Cornwall including a picture up Madron. Here are pictures taken on a warm 2 June 2001 showing 34072 ‘257 Squadron’ arriving and starting away from Corfe Castle with a Swanage to Norden train. All the best, Michael. Hello Michael No Snow here in Penzance we have just missed it Roger Copyright Michael Forward
Many Thanks Michael
Redruth report today at 06.00 - snow lay deep crisp and even!!
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On my way back to South Wales yesterday morning I noticed this signal arm looking a little odd at St.Erth from a down train I was travelling on to Penzance. I alighted at St.Erth to have a look and it was clearly the ‘worse for wear’.! It had been damaged by wind over a period causing it to bend. I took these photographs whilst I was there at 1055, prior to catching the 1059 service to Newport from St.Erth. This signal is the starting signal for the St. Ives branch from St.Erth, as you will know. I found out later from my NR sources that the signal arm actually fell off at about 1130 - about 35 minutes after I had taken the pictures.! The signal arm was reported to have fallen off to the St.Erth signaller by an Operator on the Stoneblower standing in the civil engineers siding opposite. Feel free to put the images and explanation on the CRS website. It is not likely we will see this again.! Best wishes, Dennis.
Sad end to a semaphore. Thanks Dennis.
Many thanks Ken.
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