Many Thanks Chris.
I was fortunate to capture both celebrities at Lostwithiel crossing. 43002 working a down slam door stopping service, and 43185 working an up train. Probably won't get this combination again.
Other HSTs taken included 43172 Harry Patch at Merthen Farm & Pentraze, where a new property is being erected where the old farm buildings were.
Fal and Hayle viaducts also feature in the wonderful sunshine, and a down evening HST passes Wheal Bois crossing near Scorrier too.
May the sun continue to shine! All the best, Craig
Many thanks Craig
Please find attached a few photos taken earlier today at St Philips Marsh, Bedminster and Filton Abbey Wood. All show HST's of some variety.
The ones taken at St Philips Marsh show power car 43159 in its final 2 hours on the depot before heading off lease with 43079. Both later made the journey up to Long Marston for storage with a train of Mk3 coaches, leaving St Philips Marsh at 1001.
I caught them both at Filton Abbey Wood where they were running 6 minutes late. The train kicked up a fair bit of dust from the newly laid ballast on Filton Bank as it passed, which is evident in the last two photos.
A Happy Easter to you, your fellow CRS members and the website readers.
Kind Regards, Dave Field. Many thanks David.