The late John Vines
Here are three more of my Father's pictures, a look back to sunnier and less difficult times, all taken in May 1970. They are: Lostwithiel station, Alfred at Par Harbour, and Par station.
The picture at Par is of particular interest as it shows not only the long gone Cornwall Railway timber building on the up side, but a GWR 'Toad' brake van bringing up the rear of a freight train disappearing under the bridge - very rare apparently by this date. In the original the guard can just be made out leaning from his veranda. This may be the 15.55 St Blazey-Tavistock Jn. freight, and unfortunately we can only guess at the loco which went unrecorded, no doubt either a 'Warship' or D63xx.
Bristol East Junction
Driver Alan Peters
Early Christmas Morning at Long Rock
From left to right 802105, 57603, 802002, 43194 in the main sidings.
The full lineup taken from the road. 802105, 57603, 802002, 43194, 802008 and 802022.
43122 "Dunster Castle" near the shed, 43172 was on the other end.
802017 in the old fuel road next to the shed. There are no trains in the station or on old bank, Ponsandane.
Mark Lynam (Received at 15.15 on the 25th December 2020)