Jon Hird & Mark Lynam
I had a daft idea last night to go out to see the NR test train with 37099. Well, it seemed a good idea at the time - this morning sitting at work with a couple of hours sleep under my belt it doesn't seem like quite such a good one!
Anyway, some images attached of the train at Par before reversing to Newquay where I caught it again, and then on its way back home I took a quick detour to see it coming over Middleway crossing.
Interestingly the crossing barriers at the other end of Rundles Walk, where the A390 crosses, appeared to have failed after the test train went by. Luckily for me, I was on the correct side of it to get home, but several other motorists had to turn around and take a detour via Treesmill after waiting 30 minutes in vain for the barriers to rise. A little inconvenient at 1am!
All the best, Jon Hird
A few of the 'Western Lizard' Pathfinder tour on 19 March 2005 I traveled on this from Westbury to Cornwall and back to Exeter.
Kind regards, Paul
Redruth station cat
Hector is so popular that he has appeared on BBC Spotlight, Radio Cornwall, and has been dubbed "the next manager of Great Western Railway in the making" due to his "impressive management skills" and amusing "quality control" tests of the station furniture.