Queries from a cyclist
Does anyone know what their use was if at all any use?
Also are there any plans for running heritage T&RS up to Meldon or the quarry itself?
Regards - a cyclist.
Some pictures from the Golden Weeks of high sun and long evenings once again.
GBRf's 66752 and 790 made an appearance at St Blazey over the weekend of 14th/15th May with the weedsprayer service. This impressive train replaces the MPV of previous years, and looks the business. A far cry from the ramshackle formations of years ago with chaps spraying out the side of vintage carriages converted. Some detail of the vehicles included including the swanky control module with all around vision.
Some trains at Perranwell (weeds beware) and 802109 at Pentraze looking great among the lineside flowers out in abundance.
a) Castle HST set led by recently named 43171 Raglan Castle on 2U18 Taunton-Cardiff.
b) Cross-Country HST led by 43239, on 1V50, Edinburgh-Plymouth.
c) 66507 on 6C73 Westbury-Fairwater yd with fresh ballast for tonight's HOBC trip to Ruscombe ( near Maidenhead).
Hope they are of interest,
P.S. Does anyone out there know what is happening with HST pcs 43187 and 43188, as they do not seem to have been used since August last year.
From Guy Vincents records
43187 Cardiff Castle (reported named at Laira on 11.01.2022)
43188 Newport Castle (reported 04.05.2020)