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Not to be outdone, and why not, here is another of the problematical Class 22 being used together to try and get the train to Plymouth. Seen here between Grampound Road and St Austell.
The picture below, which has been in our collection on this site for a long time and aroused great interest when first published. For this rare view of something, bearing in mind the class 22's poor reliability was not such a rare occurrence, we are indebted to Mike Roach.
Three locos on one train is extremely rare but here are two examples from the very extensive John Cornelius Collection.
Out of our region but it is a Western, a favourite in the west and it is from Roger Geach very much a western fan who has provided our home page this month. That's our excuse, but doesn't Champion look Champion?
Many thanks Roger
Signalling problems between Penzance and St Erth
The first four trains from Penzance this morning has been cancelled, these being the 08.30 to Paddington, the 09.30 to Edinburgh, the 09.48 to Edinburgh and the 10.19 to St Ives. The first train shown as running is the 11.00 Penzance to Paddington
Last nights picture
With threatening clouds 47830 passes Exminster (with Rail Operations Group headboard) hauling the 5V56 0600 Kilmarnock - Plymouth (Laira) with a refurbished set of HST coaches. This was running some three hours early!!! Trust that you are well. Dave
All the better for receiving your picture - thanks.
Rogers policy is one of constant improvement and to prove this here is an improved scan of a picture already on the web site.
1010 Western Campaigner on the 1b83 2345 Paddington to Penzance Long Rock 10th August 1975. In the distance hiding behind a post is St Michael's Mount. It is also worthy of note that 1010 holds a record in being the only locomotive to haul a train non stop for Paddington to Penzance. It was down to walking pace at times to avoid passing a red! Copyright Roger Geach
A viaduct question
From Roger Geach
This picture of mine on the CRS web page and I am having doubts which viaduct this is . I tend to think its Tregarne and not Tregagle .
It is the viaduct taken off a farm overbridge road access . The farm is called Tregurno, however I really am not certain what do you boys all think ?
I can't seam to find any shots of Tregagle but John Vaughan has this viaduct pictured in his book as Tregarne .
What do we think ?
This bit of line from Probus to Truro is not very well photographed its been overgrown for many years .
Craig can you confirm please .
Many Thanks, Rog Geach and thanks for the question and picture
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The Weymouth Seaside Express 14th August 2011
Locomotive used 5029 'Nunney Castle'
Stock Used35461+5487+99318+4994+1860+3148+3150+5239Route :
1Z92 : Bristol Temple Meads depart 08.51to Weymouth arrive 13.10
1Z93 : Weymouth depart 18.08 to Bristol Temple Meads arrive 21.19
Scrapline at Cashmores
7F 53807 was built in 1925 by the Robert Stephenson Company reaching Bath Green Park shed in 1948 from where it was to be the last of its class to be withdrawn with effect from 31st October 1964. It arrived at Cashmore's for cutting 31st March 1965.
Many thanks to Sid Sponheimer for this photograph.
'Steam at its birthplace Swindon'
Remember Winter snows?
Whilst we hope that we've seen the last chances of winter snow for this season it's fascinating to turn the clock back to a bad winter in 1978. John Cornelius writes:- Hello Keith,
Here are a few pics of Athelney that I took of the snow after the blizzards in February 1978. No trains ran on the Sunday only the snowplough clearing the line,which later got stuck between Castle Cary and Yeovil Pen Mill!. Sunday night after more blizzards it was just as bad again on Monday morning.
However a loco was sent from Westbury to try to get through to Taunton, which it did eventually.
On its return, Chief Signalling Inspector Mr JOHN FORRESTER from Bristol was on the loco and advised me that providing they got through to Westbury and if I could work my signals,they would start running trains.
So in the late afternoon the services resumed. As I couldn't get home I arranged to stay with friends in Taunton for a few days,travelling out and back by train each day, which meant getting a special stop order for the trains to drop me off at the crossing. It was the following Friday when the roads had been cleared that I finally got home. Quite an experience! Cheers John C Many thanks John
What a difference after yesterdays springtime on the St Ives Branch
Late running Night Riviera
This morning the Night Riviera running seven late off of Truro and was top and tailed with 57603 leading and 57310 bringing up the rear arriving nine late at Penzance.