The first Dedicated
Rail Cams in Cornwall
In conjunction with Railcam UK and Kernow Model Rail Centre, on its 20th anniversary year, we have great pleasure in announcing the installation of not one but two rail cam`s the first in Cornwall and located in Sorrier.
Go to Railcam.UK and register free for limited access or subscribe for full access. The two cameras will start streaming live at 10am this Saturday 24th September.
Kernow Railcam 1) Looking towards Truro, 57 605 with the 1C50 passes with the down sleeper this morning 23rd September 2022 heading for Penzance.
Kernow Railcam 2) Looking towards Penzance 43 162 on the front and 43 097 at the rear, with the 2U14 passes this morning 23rd September 2022 heading for Cardiff
and Kernow Model Centre.
Already, our teams are out inspecting and treating the rails if necessary, earlier than scheduled this year due to the extreme dry spell through the exceptional Summer.
Here are some pictures prior to the arrival of the RHTT, eagerly awaited by many in pristine condition before its battle with the elements!
DRS class 57, 57305 has been drafted into the GWR fleet to replace 57306 which is due a major exam then RHTT duties in East Anglia. This is the second spell with GWR, as it worked regularly in 2013 in its yellow livery. The sleepers in seen at Camborne on 14th.
On the 17th some pictures of the Bodmin & Wenford home diesel fleet were captured as type 4s, 47306 & 50042 ran an extensive service, including some "mini" driver experience runs.
On 18th I had a shift at Lostwithiel and 802112 caught some super light heading west in the evening.
On the day of HM funeral, 66077 was stood on the fuel road at St Blazey and made a lovely study in the strong morning sunshine.
Finally for now, a day of brilliant sunshine on my day off allowed a study of the welcome daylight run of the Imerys JIA wagons down from the Midlands. This formally ran overnight Tuesdays, but was amended to daytime Tuesdays instead. Just to add confusion, today's ran on a Wednesday and 66006 looked grand in the cutting along by Lostwithiel golf course. The castle and house by the river nicely lit too.
Then a scoot along the A390 to Golant to see the lunchtime clay worked by HP powered 66077. The incoming tide allowed an indulgent reflection in the water too! Both images from 21st Sept.
All the best, Craig.
The Greenford branch
In regard to the “date nails” I seem to vaguely remember these as nails for indicating the cant of the track, looking at the pics there doesn’t seem to be any above the number 6 which is the general UK cant maximum (6” or 150mm) which would further substantiate that.
Hope this helps. Regards Graham Mann Mob. 07920155651