6C97 On 16th a rail drop between Truro & Burngullow brought a Colas operated Rail Delivery Train to Penzance. Alan Peters was driving a hired in Freightliner class 66/6. The uniquely orange livery 66623 is seen at Penzance. The lamp picture was taken with the Driver's permission and no other traffic signalled.
The launch of the Greater Western Franchise saw a special HST in Dynamic lines livery applied to 43004 and 43009 run from Paddington to Penzance, staff were sent a DVD of the launch train which contained footage of the trains journey to Penzance and interviews with Alison Forster the Managing Director and various staff en-route. Here is the scan of the cover and a couple of screen shots including the 3 coach HST crossing the Royal Albert Bridge and Alison Forster at Penzance,
I was in the office at Truro on the 3rd April 2006 and lucky enough to have a chat to Alison and take a couple of pictures of the Dynamic Lines HST which was greeted at Truro by a band playing on the platform. Unfortunately the matching dynamic lines on power cars was dropped in favour of a more plain livery and who could foresee short HST sets being the norm in the West Country.
All the best, Paul Barlow
I send a picture of 66116 at Par, taken at about 3pm ,about to head east with CDAs. Nothing special about it, especially on a dull day but it was taken on 21st January 2000 (the only bug we were worried about then was the Millennium Bug!)