Penzance 06.50 St Erth 07.00 Camborne 07.12 Redruth 07.19 Truro 07.32 St Austell 07.49 Par 07.56 Bodmin Parkway 08.10 Liskeard 08.23 Plymouth 08.47 Newton Abbot 09.30/09.39 Dawlish Warren 09.59/11.34 Exeter St David's 11.49 Steam Arrives in Exeter St David's Platform 3 for Kingwear 12.02/12.12
We depart Exeter St David's 12.09 for Newton Abbot arr 12.28. Steam passes Newton Abbot 12.56.
We depart Newton Abbot 13.12 to Exeter St David's arr 13.50/14.16 Exmouth 14.50/14.55 Exeter Central 15.20/15.30 Honiton 15.54/16.16 Exeter St David's 16.42/16.55 Paignton 17.50
Steam arrives and depart Paignton 18.12/18.17 for Woking passing through Newton Abbot at 18.38
We depart Paignton 18.08 Newton Abbot 18.25/19.06 Plymouth 19.48 Liskeard 20.11 Bodmin Parkway 20.23 Par 20.35 St Austell 20.41 Truro 21.02 Redruth 21.13 Camborne 21.19 St Erth 21.31 Penzance 21.40
Those wishing to see the steam leave Paignton catch the 18.52 to Newton Abbot arr 19.08//19.56 to Penzance arr 22.43 calling at all Cornish Stations
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'Judy' at Par Harbour
Link sent by Andrew Jones
A super shot of Judy passing under the main line, also shots of a steam railtour to the docks. Many thanks Andrew
When I joined BR in 1975, in the Western Region general appendix,
it stated that in the event of a line becoming flooded, normal running had must cease when water reached 2inches below top of rail and a 3mph speed restriction imposed, however trains could continue to run provided the water didn't exceed 2inches above the top of rail. If it got deeper, then all trains must stop running, except trains hauled by the diesel hydraulics, which were allowed to go through flood water at up to 18 inches deep above the top of rail level at 3 mph. I don't know the ruling about flooding on todays railways.
I thought this might be of interest. cheers JOHN C.
Many thanks john - Three Cheers For the Hydraulics!!
Clive Smith Many thanks Clive
You're right, it needs to be said - I do have copyright of the image - and you do have my permission to publish it on the CRS website.
I was aboard the Bournemouth train here waiting for that Bailey Gate milk train to clear the block. Just a lucky shot really.
The S & D was interesting to me because of the Midland connection. For the record, my interests in steam days were primarily the Great Central, followed by the Midland (followed in turn by the LNWR).
When I first knew it, the S & D was still operating such Midland Railway loco types as the small and large 0-6-0 tender engines, Midland 'Simples', and the famous Derby-built 2-8-0s.
The last Midland 0-4-4T in service (officially) No.58086, an S & D engine, was stored at Bath for some time before eventual shipping off to Gorton for dismantling - as you may know. (But well after No.58086, the supposed last of its class, had gone, another of the class, No.58065, which had lately worked the Southwell Branch, still mouldered on in a scrap line at Pye Bridge.)
Here is also a shot of No.40563 - taken by me at Templecombe [from the Tony Newman Collection]. Publish it in the CRS web site if you wish.
The only Midland 'Simple' I observed working anywhere in regular service was No.40634 leaving Templecombe with a Bournemouth train. Unfortunately it was quite foggy at the time so the possibilities for photography were minimal.
My obsession for photographing steam took a chunk of my youth that could probably have better been spent, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. But I wish I'd been born a little earlier.
For interest, there is a selection from my photograph collection to be seen on the Woodford Halse History web site:
The photographs on view there are included in my two-volume, privately printed, 'The Late Great Central' (long out of print).
Thanks for writing Keith.
T ony Newman Many thanks indeed Tony