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Hello Keith, What a miserable, windy, cold spell we're having - just as the Easter Hols start. I saw a glimmer of sun today and headed out to finish the month of March with some clay shots. I knew that 6G08 would be short formed of just 11 wagons, an unusual occurrence these days.
The down working was caught briefly between the bare branches at Tywardreath, and then returning along Rundles Walk at Middleway St Blazey. The sun eluded me at Golant unfortunately!
Earlier in the day, I was "collecting" class 153's at Par, with three in the branch platform. A lorry had wedged itself under a road bridge near Bugle, and the first two trips on the branch were cancelled. The other unit had failed the day before and was sorted by the mobile fitter.
Cheers Craig Many thanks Craig
Further to my earlier visit of North Devon a month ago I decided to explore the railways of Barnstaple in greater depth for our CRS Visit on Saturday 6th June, 2015. Looking at google earth a footpath could be seen utilising the track bed of the former connecting line to Barnstaple Victoria Road and crossing the River Taw on the five span bridge viewed as you enter Barnstaple Station through the train window. I decided to explore this option.
See Inside Stories 'Features Page for more on Barnstaple Past and Present
Hi Keith, With your request for further photos of key tokens please find enclosed a photos of BR WR Alloy Tokens. The first complete with end for section “St Dennis JC- Drinnick Mill” and also 'Burngullow to Drinnick Mill', without end from my signalling collection. Regards Dave I have more. More tokens, yes please, and thanks.
Hi Keith, I am unsure if these will be of interest to you for your website. I spent the day at Crowcombe Heathfield and Williton. Dave Many thanks David
For the complete collection of David's pictures of the Spring Gala on the WSR see the features section.
Hi Keith, A couple of pics of Cannington Viaduct on the Lyme Regis Branch to add to the web if you like.
Its made of mass concrete like the more famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Mass concrete means there is no steel reinforcement in the concrete. It is not immediately obvious from a distance that the strengthening arches for span 3 are only about one metre wide each side. They were added at the time of original construction. It is rumoured locally that it may have to be demolished because of detioration. Best wishes Mike Many thanks Mike
These and more pictures on the Lyme Regis branch page
Hi Keith, Red DBS 66101 worked some freight in the last few days and we rode our luck with getting it in the sun!
Shots at Treviscoe,Gover viaduct and Restormel
Best Regards, Ron Many thanks Ron
Hi Keith, 66101 in the revised DBS livery has been a visitor this week. The sun eventually shone as it arrived back at Par after taking the JIA's out to Treviscoe on the Parkandillack branch. on 26th March 2015. The Par Harbour wagons were loaded on the 25th.
The train is seen at St Blazey with the first portion out of the County today 6C43. Cheers Craig Many thanks Craig
This week Mike has been on holiday and sent us a series of pictures of Donyatt Halt. Two are included below and more have been added to our Chard page. Many thanks to Mike.
Hi Keith An early shift at Penzance was very enjoyable today with a splendid sunrise and some super sunshine. I popped back to Angarrack near Hayle for a daffodil photo opportunity.
Many thanks Craig
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