Holiday day trips to Penzance were not complete until we had watched the departure of the 19:30 TPO. A driver informed me that the train went to Leeds but I was never able to confirm that at the time.
First shot is of 50034 Furious with a rake of BR blue parcels sector stock, then 47671 in the familiar RES colours following ist launch in 1991. The final variation shows 67009 in EWS Maroon & Gold, this loco has been in storage since October 2016
Kind Regards, Martin Baker
When were Paignton South, Crediton, & Eggesford level crossings converted from gated operation to barrier operation?
And when was Long Rock level crossing at Penzance refitted from two barriers to four barriers with steady amber and flashing red lights and CCTV operation?
Kind regards Jack Hunt.
I can help with only some of this:
Long Rock went CCTV etc when the box closed and the line singled 24/6/74.
Paignton South was converted to barriers when the layout was altered to separate the PDR, I believe. This work was completed 13/11/72
I don't know much about the other two, except that Eggesford got a replacement box when the old one started falling into the river. The crossing may have changed at that time.
Roy Hart (Rangoon)