Thank you Edward for the notes.
Hope you are well. As we embark on another four week lock down, I made the most of the fabulous sunshine on 2nd and 4th Nov.
The second was a day of sun and showers. I was out carrying out Autumn checks. Prior to checking Treesmill I captured a 2 x 4 HST working the Newquay service at Middleway. The non availability of class 150/2 units no often sees a HST provided instead, as class 158 are not permitted to Newquay.
On the way back, some prolonged showers were replaced with spells of sunshine and stark rainbows. I popped into Sperritt Tunnel at Dobwalls as the sky looked promising as the sun dipped slowly westward. 802108 looked super lit against a foreboding black sky as the recent shower headed East towards Plymouth, and the RHTT was also viewed with 66150/155 still in charge. It's been a while since the season has seen the original allocated pair work solidly throughout the season.
On the 4th, I was at Saltash in the morning (pics to follow) filming with Channel 5 for a forthcoming production.
Then I headed back to base via the golf course at Lostwithiel. This area has been cleared by Ground Control, and I was given permission to take some pictures there. I have never visited here, even with work so it was a pleasure to watch a variety of trains sweep down from Restormel through the reverse curve (my favourite feature) and past the goods loops. With the sun blazing against a cobalt sky, I had an idea for the loop signals and bright red 66020 to stand out. I was fortunate as 66093 in maroon replaced 66020 the very next day. Light was becoming crucial too as the angle of the sun gets lower (before long the cutting will be in shade), and bright days are at a premium these days sadly.
I will try to grab some work pictures during lockdown as I go. I trust everyone stays well during the lockdown, and we can (perhaps) look forward to a brighter festive season?
All the best for now , Craig
An update on the demolition of the
Weymouth Harbour Tramway