Amyas Crump presents
Peter Gray's West Country
Just prior to Peter Gray's death in 2017, his good friend Amyas Crump was helping him to put together a special collection of Peter's photos to show to railway societies. Sadly Peter can no longer be with us – but we welcome Amyas with this collection.
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I had been preparing for a massive influx of pictures of the visit of 4472 Flying Scotsman needing much pruning, however, it was not to be. There were big problems at this end as my BT Internet Connection was failing intermittently being off for hours at a time. I had no back up as both Roger Winnen and Mick House were away over the weekend. The lack of a decent internet connection was a frustration to me as well as to those trying to contact me.
Surprisingly despite the thousands of happy snappers I have had very few pictures of the event sent me. For instance I know that Redruth station up platform was so crowded, that I had to kneel on a very wet platform to get the only picture which appears on the web taken at Redruth. There must have been hundreds of pictures taken at the time all of whom must have got a better view than I did!
I have received no pictures of the scene at Penzance, St Erth, Hayle, Camborne, Redruth, Truro, St Austell, Par (Other than from Craig), Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, St Germans, Menheniot or Saltash stations. Many thanks to those of you who sent superb pictures from intermediate locations and a special thanks to Craig Munday, who being an authorised person could capture shots from privileged positions.