A quite extraordinary time in history sees our liberty stripped away for the first time in generations.
I am pleased to be keeping busy with my job, and I have grabbed some pictures whilst I can. I will try to obtain some in the coming weeks as I travel around the area.
For the weekend just passed, a number of engineers trains were expected to be employed on the Newquay branch, sadly the work did not go ahead and the trains returned loaded.
Freightliner 66513 / 564 worked one set of autoballasters and 70801 worked another. They are seen in the yard at St Blazey.
A picture at St Erth of 802016 among the semaphores.
Then on 23rd GBRf liveried class 50s 50007 & 50049 worked down to Laira from Long Marston with GWR power car 43091 and trailer 12126. They returned next day (after the lock-down was announced).
The down working is seen at Aish near South Brent, and the locos on Laira (their former home).
Strange times ahead, stay safe everyone., Craig
While browsing you website this evening I was struck by something odd about the photo of Antony Passage near Wearde Quay on the page about the deviation of the main line at that location. I know the area slightly and could not put my finger on why it looked odd. On checking Google Street View it appears that the photo on your web page is reversed! (Please see attachment now corrected, the converted chapel has been modified or rebuilt since).
I hope you don’t mind me pointing this out in the interests of accuracy, a small point on a superb website! I live in North Wales but spent some time in the West Country following Class 50s in the 1980s and was lucky enough to travel on the “Penzance Fryer” with D200 in November 1985.
Best Regards, Alan Haydock.