Many Thanks Roger
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Please note - Roger Winnen can now receive EMails after engineering work were completed at 19.00 tonight.
Many Thanks Roger
Sleepers resting at
Roger Salter reports :- The Night Riviera is running on Thursdays & Fridays but no sleeping cabins only seats, a sleeper coach & buffet is attached for staff training only, hence the large amount of coaching stock & three class 57 locos at Long Rock Depot this morning.
Many thanks Roger.
Thornaby based 31139 has arrived with the 17.15 Barnstaple - Exeter St Davids. New as D5557 in 1959 and withdrawn in 1995, this loco spent its last twenty five years allocated to the Teeside depot. Bit of a rarity for down in the south west. Regards Clive Smith
Many thanks Clive.
Dear Keith, Please find attached photograph at Boscarne Junction in 1980. This was always a timeless location. Very little had changed since the closure to passenger traffic and freight was still busy, the usual class 37 had dropped off the empties ready for collection by the early morning O8. I travelled on the Wenfordbridge line in the breakvan and experienced a bygone age. Breakfast of bacon and egg was had at Boscarne courtesy of the woodstove. We stopped on the way back somewhere near Helland, switched off and had a leisurely lunch. The sound of the wheels against the tight curves in Dunmere Wood were unbelievable, better than ‘The Last Night Of The Proms’! Wonderful…. Best wishes Andrew and Diane
Thank you very much Andrew - wish I was there!
More Nostalgia 18 years ago
Please find attached a June image from the Cornwall of eighteen summers ago. On a sunny 15th June 2002, 47 843 is captured rolling downhill over Milltown Viaduct towards Lostwithiel, in charge of the 0848 Penzance - Manchester. Best Regards, Chris Harvey, Bodmin.
Many thanks Chris.
Many thanks Paul.