DR73905 Plasser & Theurer 08-4x4-4S-RT Switch & Crossing Tamper.
By Mick House.
Shrewesbury To Penzance
Penzance To Penzance Via Slopers Sidings
Penzance To Shrewesbury
Kind Regards, Karl (Friends Of Penmere Station). Many thanks Karl
The train eventually was declared a failure and assistance summoned from Long Rock with 57605 being scrambled up to us. Penzance crew Nigel Gilbert (Newquay class 57 fame - the very same locomotive too), and Driver Tim Comer.
Two trains were sent to Lostwithiel around the errant clay train by implementing Single Line Working (the first time an IET has been signalled this way I suppose).
The loco went into assist with the usual banging of detonators (I still jump after 30 years, and coupled onto the rear. The ensemble trundled back to St Blazey, and the class 57 back to its depot.
The last train to call at Pinhoe was as follows:-
2020 Waterloo - Exeter (St David's) at 2357 on Friday 14th September.
The next scheduled departure being the
0510 Exeter (St David's) - Waterloo on Monday 24th September at 0519.
When I took this photo on Tuesday 18th September 2018 (at 1212) a guy was sat in the up platform shelter. I Guess he would have a long wait for the next train.
No trains between Crewkerne and Exeter due to flood defence work on the line.