HRH Duke of Edinburgh
Incidentally April 9th also happens to be the anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 - 1859) and Dr Alexander Moulton of The Hall, Bradford-on-Avon (1920 - 2012), designer of the Moulton range of small-wheeled bicycles and various suspension systems used by the British Motor Corporation in the 1960s and 70s. Dr Moulton received the Queen's Award for Industry in 1967 and met the late Duke on a number of occasions, Prince Philip having a deep interest in technology and engineering.
Details of Royal Train workings are accessible from the NRM, York under 'Royal Trains List.pdf'
Burngullow, Chacewater and Angarrack
Andrew Triggs Andy Bryon
The area's vegetation is being cleared by contractors and they have worked along the up main side revealing the former Newquay branch track bed. The wonderful splash of colour from the wild rhododendron may be cut back this year prior to it blooming.
Kind regards, Craig
Today saw Colas Rail 67023/67027 on this months test train, instead of the New Measurement Train.
Seen below at Carn Brea and Hayle.
67023+67027 at Carn Brea working 1Q18 0606 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton via Penzance surrounded by the gorse currently in full bloom!
43155 at Carn Brea on the rear of 2U20 1050 Penzance to Cardiff Central.
67023+67027 at Hayle working back up the mainline on 1Q18 0606 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton via Penzance.
158766 calls at Hayle working 2P16 1315 Penzance to Plymouth, while 43171+43029 on 3 coach GW13 set departing over the viaduct behind working 2C67 0800 Cardiff Central to Penzance.
The late John Cornelius