Owing to Staff shortages only one train ran from Par to Newquay instead of the normal seven. No doubt a bus replacement service operated from St Austell.
The St Ives Branch saw the 07.15 running from St Erth, then followed ten cancelled trains until the 14.06 service in the afternoon.
The Truro to Falmouth service had 12 cancellations owing to points failure etc.
The Gunnislake Branch saw one train cancelled on Saturday evening owing to an issue with the train crew.
The bus companies were making a fortune yesterday.
What would have happened if The Cornwall Railway Society had decided to tour all the branch lines yesterday! You would have been doomed to failure!
The following quote courtesy Wikipedia. The British Rail (BR) Class 20, otherwise known as an English Electric Type 1, is a class of diesel-electric locomotive. In total, 228 locomotives in the class were built by English Electric between 1957 and 1968, the large number being in part because of the failure of other early designs in the same power range to provide reliable locomotives.
The locomotives were originally numbered D8000–D8199 and D8300–D8327. They are known by railway enthusiasts as "Choppers".