'Cornwall Live' March '22
Commuters and travellers will have to take the bus to travel in the Duchy this month after Network Rail started track renewal replacement work in the Truro area.
GWR said replacement buses will be laid out for customers between Truro and Penzance for the week the work is expected to take place.
Train journeys are expected not to be affected between St Austell and Plymouth.
A spokesman for Network Rail Western said: “Today (Saturday March 5), sees the first full day of the closure of the mainline between Truro and Penzance
“We’re working at Penwithers, Saveock, Bodriggy and at St Erth and Lelant.
“Our track renewal work has started at Penwithers near Truro. We should be finished in this area early next week before we move to Saveock.”
He added: “Track renewals are an essential part of maintaining the railway to ensure trains are able to run more reliably. We will also use this time to undertake other essential maintenance as well as extend platforms on the St Ives Bay line to allow longer trains to run.”
Plenty of activity today.
A morning visit to Powderham with 660708 ' Jayne' with the 0813 Westbury Down T.C. to Burngullow Junction.
Laira Open day 1991
I attach one final photo in connection with that event.
Whilst going around the depot, my attention was drawn to the sale of draw tickets, so I duly obliged and purchased a couple
and then thought no more of it.
When I got home after a brilliant day out, my dearly beloved informed me that someone from Laira Depot had phoned to say I had won
a prize in the draw, namely a copy of the ‘Pride of Laira’ nameplate which was unveiled on HST powercar 43179 during the Open Day.
The following week it was delivered to my address in Exeter. I noticed it was without the logo plate, and on contacting the depot
I was informed that it was ‘too costly’, so I left it at that.
Six years later, the engineering workshop I worked in at the time had invested in a computerised engraving machine with scanning facility.
I was then able to scan an image of the logo and then engrave it on to a piece of polished aluminium plate of the correct size and then paint as
per the original. It was then mounted on a hardwood backing board.
The attached photo shows the fruits of my labour together with the nameplate.
A super souvenir of a great day out.
All the best,
and Walking Westward?
Will you and Valerie be offering rooms now that Redruth is "rejuvenating"?
The second link is for Redruths ;St Pirans Day Celebrations' - the great 'Cornish Day' - TODAY is being celebrated in Redruth and other places countywide.
N.B. Valerie will be out celebrating with the 'Carn Brea Ukes' in the morning.
One wonders why there is a need for all the E.C.S. sleeper moves - surely it would be cheaper and make environmental sense to use staff and facilities at Long Rock to service this stock. The railways should set an example at being 'green'..Can anybody answer this please? KJ
Saltash & St Budeaux
The Sun actually came out to play for todays (4th March) visit to Saltash and St Budeaux, 4 shots enclosed of a pleasant, if still on the cold side day, for CRS
All the Best, Andrew.