The locomotives allocated to 'The Looe Brush Railtour' are 47772 load 8 with 47826 on the rear.
Regards, Karl (Friends Of Penmere Station). Many thanks Karl.
I saw 66127 creep down through Treesmill with the clay empties, but the snow was absent here, almost a pencil line across the landscape where it was fading fast. Up the hill towards the North coast seemed better and Goonbarrow was still gripped by snow.
I caught 66127 on arrival as it waited at St Blazey for the late running Newquay unit. The photos were taken with thanks to the Imerys staff at Rocks.
Picture 43 shows the CDAs ready to be drawn forward for loading by 66127, with the roof covers open. The two stored diesel shunters have an uncertain future whilst the train loco shunts the wagons around the complex.
Kind regards, Craig . Thank your for these lovely pictures, fascinating scenes. One thing to be said for snow is that it shows up track layouts ever so clearly!
If anyone has any pictures of this fine loco on its old haunts, such as passenger on the Devon banks and sea wall or trundling along on clay hoods in Cornwall , then please do send them in to the website.
In the same week this was the release from Neil Boden of Boden Rail Engineering Ltd on 30th January : "Boden Rail are saddened by this decision but for the business to survive, 50017 had to be sold and the funds transferred by tomorrow, a sale has now fallen through meaning unfortunately the stripping of 50017 of its equipment and the parts sold on/scrapped to generate funds and keep D400 running". This understandably generated some diverse opinion amongst enthusiasts but at the time of writing (late on February 1st) it is believed the Great Central Railway has purchased the loco. Let's hope that goes through. It just shows what dedicated preservationists can achieve but even thirty years after withdrawal some locos' futures are still not assured.
In happier BR times here are some pictures of 46010 and 50017.
Regards, Clive Smith Many thanks Clive