The first picture shows 45048 The Royal Marines arriving at platform 4 with the summer Saturday 16.00 Penzance - Liverpool on 9th July 1983. The platform is busy and note the row of postal trolleys to the left. The highly visible unattended baggage would nowadays result in instant tannoy warnings or a station evacuation although terrorism was just as prevalent back then. The wonderful semaphores to the west of platform 4 and the through road can be seen along with a selection of now vintage cars in the smaller car park of the day. The two Morris Minors were already vintage by this time.
Switching eastwards in the second picture, the 'road' is set on the semaphore gantry as 45150 heads towards the magnificent east box with the 13.45 Penzance - Bristol TM on the 16th April 1983. Some peak enthusiasts in the front mark 1 coach show their enthusiasm for the class.
Regards, Clive Smith Many thanks indeed Clive.