Keith Turley and Paul Barlow
Also at Exminster.
More Cornish Riviera Statesman pictures in 'Steam and Diesel Railtours 22 section as they come in.
Sadly this did not materialise, but it was not a wasted trip as there was a Cardiff to Ealing Broadway, via Taunton working as 2Z02.
This was inspection saloon 'CAROLINE' being propelled by Colas-operated 37418, named 'An Comunn Gaedhealach' (literally The Gaelic Society)
As can be seen from the photo, it was quite wet.
Best wishes, Bill.
All The Best to you and Valerie. Alan and Sue
Rebecca Packer / Keith Jenkin
Hope you are enjoying your day!
My name is Rebecca and I volunteer with a summer school program. I found your page http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/links.html while looking for car resources to share my recently featured article about the history of record players in cars - www.lelandwest.com/blog/listing.asp?2022/3/the-history-of-record-players-in-cars.
Most people are not aware that once upon a time, record players were installed in cars. I thought sharing my article would be of interest to your visitors. I also think it would make a good addition to your resource page.
Hope you will be interested in adding it to your page and thank you for compiling such wonderful resources - I’m sure your page has helped a lot of people!
Thanks for your consideration!
Rebecca Packer Teacher | Advisor
However one thing leads to another - in my youth I found that Lancaster Bombers used trailing aerials to improve their HF communications. Following on from this I did a little experiment trailing an aerial out of a drop down window on a train. This did improve reception somewhat but the wire kept getting chopped off under the wheels of the train. I think the experiment failed when the wire wrapped around an awning pillar at Wrangaton as we raced through. I only dare mention my experiment some sixty years on as regrettably drop down windows on trains are delights of the past and nobody else can try a rather dangerous experiment such as this. KJ