by David Tozer
This train is seen fist at Topsham and then at Exmouth the front being well past the platform end..
Congratulations to Clive Smith and Mark Fishlock for coming up with the correct answers.
Here is a vintage shot of sister loco 56104 arriving at Bath Spa on a railtour in January 2003. This loco still exists and is provisionally included in the class 69 rebuild project with GB Railfreight. Also another shot of the trio as they passed slowly through Bradford on Avon yesterday, in the same spot I captured the Pacers on Tuesday.
Whilst showing a colleague around Fowey, Carne Point, the light was splendid and some pictures of the wagons in the unloading area were taken. The CDA's in the process of being unloaded (though work stopped at the time). The Beatle is a device in the tracks which can move the wagons into position without a loco being present. The loaded wagons arrive on the tracks to the right (roads 1 & 2). The empty wagons from road 1 are scooted across to road 4, and the empty wagons from road 2 move one stop to road 3.
A visit to Carn Brea in similar light saw two 150s pass by. The Carn beautifully lit. The sky having no trace of aircraft across it, shows perfect blue. These pictures taken with normal life frozen, Only occasional road traffic, and bird song can be now heard all day (a plus point maybe)?
The clay trains are still doing business. The loaded CDA's visiting Carne Point five days a week at the moment, and 10 wagons for Stoke this week.
Some shots from Goonbarrow see Alex the Imerys shunter scuttling back to its stabling position having placed the loaded CDAs behind the box to attach to loco 66194. This train left later in the afternoon.
The sun had been replaced by cloud and sunny spells as I visited Lostwithiel. 66194 runs to Fowey past the flower display and 43158 caught some super sun as it arrived bound for Penzance.
All the best - take care everyone