7th July 2022
Tony Shore & Roger Winnen
Yesterday 6th July 2022
On his return, the scout called in at Torre, one of the stations on the “Riviera Line” improved in 2015 as part of the “Citizens’ Rail” project. He was there in time to see a train reach the top of the climb from Torquay, including nearly three quarters of a mile at between 1:53 and 1:59.
P-Way men of an earlier generation would have been horrified by the buddleia which now infests much of the network. One pass in both directions here by an old engine tender spraying sodium chlorate would have the track clear in no time. Its residual nature – it would not let a green shoot develop in successive seasons – and its flammability were two reasons why this weedkiller was outlawed many years ago.
Cheers, Colin Buges
An early morning trip before work to capture Colas 37175 working 3Q50 23.02 Exeter Riverside N.Y-Penzance Test train, arriving at St Ives 24 early at 05.49 and returning to St Erth at 06.19 (35 early) before returning to Penzance at 06.33
All the Best