In recent days some interesting images have been posted taken within the confines of Penzance station. As this is well known as being, quite literally ''the end of the line'' (or, for those of you that live there maybe the beginning?) would it be an idea over time to add to the "Penzance Gallery'' a sub-section containing a class by class collection of locos; steam all types and diesel from 08 to 70. One good quality image of each class in or close to the station. As an example there is a super photo of GWR Green 47484 taken on 2nd July 1985. Many rarities will only have arrived on railtours so photos will likely exist somewhere.
Just a thought and I'll fully understand if you decide not to pursue the idea as I know you put in a lot of work on a daily basis and the site's capacity has limits!
I've attached some scans of photos from a miserable October 22nd 1988 when 33211 and 33207 arrived from London Waterloo with Network South East's Crompton Cornish Farewell railtour. These were followed on 29th by 33031 and 33033 with 'The Crompton Cornish Swansong' relief railtour that ran due to the popularity of the earlier one. Photos of this train have yet to be scanned.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
Guy Vincent N.B. Received on the 22nd December 2020
Born and raised in the U.K. I was searching the Web and came across your articles, one especially caught my eye; the Taunton to Chard branch railway, during much of the period from 1938 to 1946 I spent time with my Grandmother whilst my Parents were on war service and I would travel from London to Taunton and catch the Chard train to Thornfalcon, walking from there to Steart Cottages in Lipe Lane. My Grandmother had a Mr.Cox living with her, somewhat of a character who rode a large tricycle and was employed in cleaning out the roadside ditches, he also maintained the many disguised pillboxes with livestock and chimney smoke machines in the area and the cement filled car chassis intended to block the road in the event of an invasion. I have many fond memories of steam trains in England and even collected engine numbers using Ian Allen publications for recording. Thank you so much for your very interesting articles, they brought back many happy, almost forgotten, memories of a long ago childhood.
Many thanks Brian.