Regards, Clive Smith
With a new year upon us, and a rotten lockdown, our liberty is once again under the cosh!
I will try to supply some images as duty allows, but here are some from early January. I popped down west to see the recent cutting back around the delightful village of Coombe, west of Burngullow. The sun just reached in around midday so some pictures were taken with the new camera.
A day later a pair of power cars ran back from Laira to Long Rock and 43042 & 43040 look rather lost in the landscape scurrying west driven by Nikki Carrington. The cutting back now allows a sweeping view of an approaching train right back to Crugwallins in the background, a good two minute view!
Other pictures include the wonderful reverse curve at Dowgas having been completely cleared of vegetation as a pair of class 158 head eastward with 2P12 bound for Plymouth. 158745 leads 158769.
Finally, a night study at Goonbarrow on 6th after midnight as a yellow half moon gingerly rises above the tree with 66018 stabled overnight in the sidings behind the box, common practice these days.
All the best for now. Craig
I visit CRS daily and note the article about engineering work on the St Ives branch and photographic recording thereof. There is a page on the DRSA website that is dedicated to recording the accelerating activities at Okehampton which maybe of interest to your audience,