- before Isha, the next named storm!
A very strange week with extremes in weather. Minus 6 degrees driving through Tresillian just before day break today (19th). After nights I fancied some vitamin D! I noticed there are four Castle services between 1359 and 15.00 at Lostwithiel, so popped up to Restomel in the almost unbroken sunshine.
The light and mint green of the ground cover sparkled after the recent frost, and three of the four trains were photographed.
2P16 43186/097 on the up
2C26 43093/198 on the down
2P17 43042 /188 on the up.
The named storm Isha is due to hit the Duchy over Sunday and into Monday. So this was a welcome relief prior to its arrival!
A Snowy Grogley and Polbrock
Andrew and Diane Jones
Trust this finds you well. Please find attached photographs taken today 18th Jan 2024 of the first snow of the season at Polbrock Bridge and Grogley.
The coming of the railway, provided much needed crossing points over the river Camel between Wadebridge and Nanstallon.
At Polbrock the railway is crossed by a minor road which was originally built to connect Pencarrow estate property on the south side of the Camel via a substantial river bridge and is one of the view major structures between Wadebridge and Nanstallon.
The attached photograph of the over bridge illustrates the ingenious flexible lining that protects passing walkers and cyclists from the occassional falling brick or debris, which is caused by frost penetrating the almost 200 year old brick work.
The second photograph is looking east towards Bodmin through the 1886 deviation, always damp and difficult to drain and must have been a considerable effort at the time requiring cutting through a considerable rock outcrop.
The third photograph is a very seasonal view of todays (18.01.24) light snow covering at Grogley Halt patiently awaiting the return of the railway.
Very best wishes Andrew and Diane.
CDA, M-Power, Bodmin & Wenford at St. Blazey.
CDA 375102 remains on the loop line off the turntable at St Blazey. They’ve used a sleeper and chains to stop it running away. This loop line was an inspection pit line - there’s a photo here somewhere in the archives and you can clearly see that there are steps between the rails. The whole turntable area has been fenced off with portable barricades.
The Bodmin boys are still here as well - one being fettled with inside the M-Power workshop at the back.
And as of the afternoon of the 18th January there are still (8) perhaps 10 CDA wagons (intact) in the sidings opposite Roselyn coach depot. I did ask at Henry Orchard in the morning about them and the chap I spoke to seemed to think they had finished down at St Blazey… Interesting..
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