The WSR is running a limited service, mainly Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with trains operating only as far as Williton, Watchet or Blue Anchor. Minehead is at present inaccessible because the level crossing just short of the station is being upgraded to full barriers because of increasing vehicle and pedestrian movements across it. The work is not expected to be finished until later in the summer. Due to Covid restrictions, train passengers must travel out and back on the same train and intermediate stations are not being served. This situation could change if the restrictions are relaxed further in June. For the moment, it's good just to see trains running and it is to be hoped that demand will be sufficient to provide much-needed income for the railway.
Best Regards, Chris Harvey - Bodmin
In fine light 66009 heads the Treviscoe portion of JIA wagons at Burngullow. Sad to see the level of graffiti on these wagons these days. I imagine the decoration being applied in the Midlands rather than the South West. The train visited Par harbour next day, thence taking the 11 loaded onward to Exeter Riverside.
A request on Twitter had me looking through the albums for the original TrePol and Pen, 37196 carrying the decorative wooden headboard. I took a shot at Truro during the naming, and then caught a quick shot at Lostwithiel on clay duties from the cab of an eastbound HST a day or two later in 1985. Odd to ponder that that power car may still be departing Lostwithiel in 2021! Also scanned a shot of D200 / 40122 under the train shed on that gloomy Nov day in 1985.
Cheers for now, Craig