Accident at Ponsandane with The Runner
Further to the article, I can add/confirm the following details.
On completion, each Runner was allocated to a specific "Depot" and almost invariably stayed there for the rest of its life. There were indeed three Runners in the Penzance area as follows;
41761 Penzance Passenger M2 1905-1912
94998 Penzance Goods M3 1912-1914
41778 Marazion M1 1895-1904
Following the allocations, M1 etc, denotes the Swindon Diagram number then the build date. As you can see there was one allocated to Marazion which in fact was the oldest of the three. The M1s had oval buffers and lever brake handles with a shield in front of each wheel for protection.
The Runner in the photographs was 94998 and it is just possible to make out "Penzance Goods" stencilled on the tool box. In the tool box would be found, spare Lamps, Brake sticks, Shunting poles, a 3-link coupling and the more important piece of equipment, a pair of re-railing ramps. Whilst heavier than other railway contemporaries, the Western variety was double tongued whereas the others were left or right handed. It took some while to determine which was which.
In traffic, a headlamp would be placed on both ends of the Runner.
Many Thanks to Stewart Davies
Many thanks for this information. The Marazion runner I never saw in my railway career, so it must have been disposed of prior to 1960? Although I do have a recollection of it as a kid.
Driver Alan Peters
The Church of St Andrew is mainly built of granite and has an elegant tower.
It was served by the nearby Sampford Courtnay railway station at Belstone Corner. (If only this was true - alas not so)
The CRS 'Devon Rambler'.
Rewe 2022 (Before 07.00) David Tozer
Early morning at Rewe
Two engineering trains and the Weedkiller all before 0715 in poor lighting conditions.
Note in the 19 years since Paul Barlows picture the property in the centre of the first two pictures has been considerably extended - a spotters paradise!