Friday 5th April 2019 may well be the last ever HST worked Cornish Riviera as the train has been an IET for a while now on Saturdays. The last down Cornish Riviera HST was supposed to have been back in December last year but one further HST found itself on the diagram on Saturday 26th January this year so that may well have been the last down working. Peter Murnaghan was thankfully at Liskeard to record it for the website's January archive.
Regards, Clive Smith Many thanks Clive
It is reported that the up Riviera on 8th April was again an HST
Many thanks indeed Paddy.
With regards to Clive's report about the sale of 'Boden Rail' class 50, 50017 falling through and the loco potentially becoming a source of spare parts. Good news, it seems that its transfer to the Great Central Railway has happened and the loco is due to work at their Spring Diesel Gala this year: http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/special-events/spring-diesel-gala/
Regards, Karl (Friends Of Penmere Station).
Many thanks for keeping an eye on the press for us Karl.