I note from comments on the CRS website that there is a mis-understanding that all of the mechanical signalling/signals in Cornwall are going to 'disappear' this November. That is not the case as Liskeard, St.Erth, St.Blazey and Goonbarrow Junction will remain as mechanical boxes. Hope that clarifies things a bit.
Semi-Retired S&T Engineer
A collection of shots from today the 23rd September 2023 from the West Somerset Railway.
One of the stored GWR castle sets was operating crewed by GWR staff whch were also WSR volunteers. The castle set created a great deal of interest with many travelling. I was informed by a member of staff the two set are stored awaiting decision on their future.
Hope this is of interest. Kind regards Paul
The set used was powered by 43042 and 43162 and is seen here at Bishops Lydeard today awaiting its 12.30 departure
Please see photosm Cheers, Bill Elston,
The Royal Duchy
Keith Turley & Ross Griffiths
Please find attached my capture of 'Bahamas' for your consideration, on the downward run with 'The Royal Duchy' earlier today passing Wearde Quay nr. Saltash, running nearly 45 late but thankfully coinciding with a break in the cloud so better lit than it otherwise may have been!
All the best, Regards, Ross.
The planning team have now submitted to Dorset Council the plans for our Riverside car park. We have lost much of the space at the front of the industrial units we have been using for the last few years and the 50 spaces in the plan will enable us to cater for both visitors and volunteers. It would be useful if you could all support this application by commenting favourably on the Dorset Council Planning site. The planning application is P/FUL/2023/04880 and can be found at Dorsetcouncil.gov.uk under planning and hopefully the link below will take you straight to the application.
Planning application: P/FUL/2023/04880 - dorsetforyou.com (dorsetcouncil.gov.uk)
We have just celebrated the 160th Anniversary of the Station opening in 1863, Many thanks if you were able to join us. James (Rail Flicks) one of our volunteers has put together a number of video’s over the years with this one on You Tube showing our 160th celebration.
North Dorset Railway, Shillingstone, 160th Celebrations, August 2023 - 4K - YouTube
We still have copies of the celebration guide in the shop at the station for you to purchase.
Thanks for your ongoing support
The Trustees NDR