A final couple of photo, possibly until I am released from the confines of lockdown in my local area.
The flask train with 66301 and 66304 on route from Devonport Royal Dockyard to Crewe Coal Sidings
Today the Newquay branch is being worked by 43189+43092 on a Castle Set vice 150, being the only to work to Newquay so far this year.
Whilst busy laying out new ballast for the Little Western Railway in Trenance park (that’s another story for another time). I was surprised after a heard the sound of a horn with a train approaching the foot crossing at the top of wildflower land before the Trenance viaduct that there were a considerable more number of wheel sets coming toward me than the normal 2 car unit that I’ve been used to seeing. It was in fact a GWR Castle set, unfortunately I’m to far away to get a look at numbers and names, but the red names plates definitely stand out. Unfortunately my phone was in the workshop, I then went and retrieved my phone to await for the set to return to Par. Just as it did at 10.24 the sun came out from behind a cloud and gave me no time to get to a better spot. I’d be interested to know if this is due to a rolling stock shortage, crew training or if this is to be more of a regular occurrence. Attached is a poor picture but the best of a bad bunch.
Kind regards, Richard
Hope all is well
All the best, Paul Barlow
John Smerdon & Fred Fame
Regards, John Smerdon