I've always found watching railway history play out in front of your eyes really strange. Whether it's the final visit of a locomotive, or something a little more mundane like a rake of wagons being phased out, it always seems surreal to stand watching it the way you always have. In a matter of seven days the CDA's will be no more on Cornwall's railways. Introduced way back in 1987, it would be fascinating to know the mileages they have clocked up.
I visited Carne Point on 4th Aug, the last occasion I can with work shifts to see them arrive and be shunted ready for unloading. The gentle knocking of the buffers gently down the rake will be greatly missed. Bogie wagons just don't have the same characteristics.
Some other views of recent trains are also included.
Best wishes, Craig Munday