It's been a busy March with a nice variety of MOM and box shifts lately. From Clay Country to St Erth, it's been great to travel the Duchy, even if 12 hour shifts are now the norm in most cases.
I also dipped into Devon as the 50s made a fine sight up at Okehampton on 26th.
Some sheep on the line saw me visit Moorswater on Mothering Sunday, and a fine hedgerow of buttercups and primroses made a super foreground for a GWR service (800312 1C77) on the beautiful viaduct.
Mon 28th I was at St Erth noting 57603 on the down sleepers and also my first visit since the new branch platform extension had been completed. A five car unit will certainly be nearer the signal when these operate.
From the mainline to the branch next shift, and a decidedly colder start than those of late saw day break with 66165 looking rather desolate in the sidings at Goonbarrow behind the box as the sun made the thinnest of appearances.
Best wishes, Craig.
Andrew and Diane Jones