Sid Sponheimer sent in this picture taken a long time ago, back on 22nd September 1998. One wonders if the baby climbing on to the running rails has reached reached the age of 15 and is looking forward to his or her 16th birthday. the parents don't seem to care!
Despite the bad weather and the fact that it was Trevithick Day in Camborne, there was a very good attendance by the public at the Helston and Falmouth Model Railway Society's exhibition at the Old Cattle Market in Helston last weekend. The CRS's bookstall was manned by Roger Winnen and Christine Simmonds on both days and we had very good sales of over £300.
Many thanks go to Mike Hitchens for transporting the books and Christine there and back.
Our valiant workers behind the scenes yet in the public eye. Many thanks for all the help you give the Cornwall Railway Society.
Hi Keith, One aspect of the Railways, even today, is that you never know what may happen next. With most movements pre-arranged and known about far in advance, it's super when something acute happens. The West Coast Railways' driver turned up at Par today to simply take 47245 away. What we hadn't bargained for was the COLAS Tamper in front couldn't be started!
The moves were soon worked out however, and the class 47 duly shunted out, and ran around the Tamper machine using the St Blazey line to shunt behind the signal.
The Tamper was soon back in the siding, and the Class 47 veteran was away - right time too! A nice example of Railway folk simply getting along and all helping out. Here are some photos of the sequence.
Best wishes Craig Many thanks Craig
Dawlish Lea Mount Roger Geach
Paignton Activities Graham Bowden
Many thanks to Graham Bowden for sending us his pictures over the weekend.
A busy day railtourwise not only the GREAT BRITAIN V11 but also the VSOE.
Empty coaching stock St Blazey to St Austell thence passengers to Falmouth Docks
The return from Falmouth train now destined for Bristol
Arrival at Bristol Temple Meads was 9 minutes early
Saturday 26th April 2014 proved to be a washout for many outdoor events. Trevithick Day at Camborne usually crowded with spectators was reported as poorly attended. However Roger Winnen was at the Trevithick statue to catch one of the mobile exhibits gleaming in the rain.
Pictures by Roger Geach, Craig Munday, and Roger Winnen.
Trevithick day at Camborne
The steam arrives at Par
Undeterred by the abysmal weather Roger headed east by train from Camborne to Par to witness the steam arrive for overnight stabling at St Blazey. Due to the turntable having been put out of use the engines had previously been turned on the Laira Triangle.
A few from today. Yes, it had to pour with rain when the light pacific approached Exeter. May be it will clear up when the Western returns tonight. Dave Many thanks David
West of Salisbury one gets a regular diet of Class 158/159/159-1s. However on the last Thursday of each month the line gets a visit by Network Rail’s NMT HST.
Attached is a photograph taken this morning of the 0448 1Q23 Old Oak Common – Exeter (New Yard) taken from the former showground,Whipton on the approach to Exmouth Junction. The HST will then return at 1038 via Honiton and Castle Cary to Westbury. Form here it will retrace it’s route to Yeovil(Pen Mill) and then to Weymouth. The leading power car is 43014 with 3013 on the rear. Dave Many thanks David.
Morning Keith, Attached are four photographs for consideration,
Regards, Martin Many thanks for your pictures Martin
Hi Keith, Couple of shots taken this afternoon at Exeter St Thomas.
56302 with the 6V54 0540 Chirk Kronospan – Teigngrace. This service dropped off ten wagons at Exeter for loading here.
47813 passes with the 0739 1Z88 Southport – Paignton, whilst bringing up the rear was 47853. Regards Dave Many thanks
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