All the Best
I did hear that some years ago that a 'joker' coupled them to the empty fuel tanker train and they got some way away from Long Rock before discovery - True or false?
34002 Salisbury arrives at Penzance with the Cornubian
Buckfastleigh Station Part 1
However on arrival at Totnes by train and catching the Stagecoach No 88 bus to Buckfastleigh the weather had changed to heavy rain which ruined the day, sheltering under many trees at Buckfastleith to stay dry. It was however an interesting visit.
Some changes afoot
NR Western and Wales Route Weekly Operating Notice - Week 6
EGGESFORD STATION FROM 0500 HOURS MONDAY 19 APRIL 2021
Eggesford platforms have been extended as follows:
Up platform – by 22 metres (24 yards) at the Barnstaple end.
Down platform – by 36 metres (40 yards) at the Exeter St.David’s end.
BETWEEN EXETER ST.THOMAS AND EXMINSTER FROM 0600 HOURS SUNDAY 09 MAY 2021
Please note that from the above time and date, the whistle boards associated with Alphington footpath crossing at 196m 17ch, have been recovered and the crossing has been legally closed.
NR Wessex Route Weekly Operating Notice - Week 6
In connection with the Stage 1 S&C renewals the following works and alterations have taken place; 141A points (Down Main) and 142 points (Up Main) at 85m 37ch (BAE2)/132m 33ch (SAL) have been renewed and converted from HW2000 to IBCL Mk2 type Points Operating Equipment (POE). 141B/C (Switch diamonds within junction) have been renewed and converted from HW2000 to RCPL type POE. The existing 40mph Permissible Speed Indicator (PSI) with right (hand) direction arrow on the Down Main line at 85m 37ch has been renewed and moved 9 metres (10 yards) towards London (Salisbury). Ground Frame telephone has been signed out of operational use.
WILTON JUNCTION FROM 0400 HOURS MONDAY 10 MAY 2021
In connection with the Stage 2 S&C renewals the following works and alterations will take place; Wilton Junction mechanical Ground Frame will be signed out of operational use. Ground Frame points 4 (A/B ends) (to/from Goods line to Down Warminster) will be renewed and converted from mechanical to power operated type Points Operating Equipment (POE). `A` end will be IBCL Mk2 type POE and `B` end will be RCPL type POE. New 4A/B points will be signed out of operational use and will be clipped and plugged (C&P) in the `Normal` position and secured by padlocks, until commissioned at future stage works. Ground Frame points 5 (A end) on the Down Warminster line at 132m 25ch will be removed and `Plain lined`. Ground Frame points 5 (B end) on the Up Warminster line at 132m 21ch will be signed out of operational use and will be clipped and plugged (C&P) in the `Normal` position and secured by padlocks. Ground Frame Position Light Signals No.6 (Exit Goods line) and No.7 (Up Warminster line down direction) will be temporarily removed. The existing 5mph Permissible Speed Indicator (PSI) on the Goods line entrance at 132m 29ch will be renewed and moved 20 metres (22 yards) towards country (Warminster) to the approach side of the facing connection on the Down Warminster line.
Hope the latter two entries are not to technical for our readers......
Retired S&T Engineer