On Sunday 30th June 2013 Roger Winnen and Tony Brokenshire travelled up to Crewkene with the object of seeing the Cathedrals Express hauled by 'Clan Line'.
Two Railtours on one day - Saturday 29th June 2013 Look at our Railtour section to see the pictures in full size.
The Deltic is re-fueled from a local supplier - see inside!!
Hi Keith - the Mid Cornwall snappers were out too - myself & Mr Stockman popped up to Lostwithiel for the brief platform stop with 3Q55.
3Q55 the 22.07 Laira to Exeter RY via Penzance.
37405 & vehicles 6262 AXA, 999602 AZA 9703 AZA
The test train called at Lostwithiel for the brief platform stop with 3Q55. The hour was a more reasonable 23.33. This picture by Craig Munday Copyright 3Q55 22.07 Laira to Exeter RY via Penzance. 37405 & vehicles 6262 AXA 999602 AZA 9703 AZA N.B. Roger Winnen had to wait another hour before 3Q55 came to him at Penzance.
Roger Winnen couldn't resist the challenge of getting up to see the Test Train at an unearthly hour at Penzance. It was also very interesting to see the collection of DMU's in platform 3 - ready for the morning rush hour. I wondered if there were any other Owls about? There certainly were - as can be seen above Nathan and Craig had already seen this train at Lostwithiel, however Roger got his pictures in first.
Many thanks Roger
The renovation of the Royal Albert bridge has been in progress for nigh on two years now and we've grown accustomed to seeing sections of it covered up and to passing through artificial tunnels as we travel across. However, Mike has sent along several pictures one of which is below. As can be seen the majority of the bridge is complete and from the scaffolding erected around the centre pier that that is currently receiving attention.
Many thanks Mike
When Mike Roach passed Tavistock Junction at 17.25 that evening, 59001 was resting there with part of the load, before setting out to tackle Hemerdon and Dainton Banks.
It is always nice to hear from somebody new to us and it was with pleasure that I received an e-mail from Derek Brooks who has some things of interest to us on his website.
Derek Brooks said :- Dear Keith Jenkin, I am the new recorder of the Goonhavern & District Old Cornwall Society. I am uploading photographs of the above on our website on our gallery at
I have seen some great photographs on your website and wonder if you would allow me to copy some relating only to above to our webpage.
As you will see I am copyrighting ours, and would do the same to yours to stop anyone pinching them, using your website title not ours.
Yours sincerely Derek Brooks Many thanks to you Derek
In addition to the exciting picture of a class 22 on the line there are several others, one other new (to us)of Goonhavern and two of Shepherds on the Chacewater to Newquay section. This is the first picture that I've seen of a Class 22 on passenger traffic on the branch, one was used on the scrap trains
Sat 29th June 2013.
Mazey Day excursion: 2 x class 47s
1Z49 04.45 Derby to Penzance
Exeter SD 09.34
N Abbt 09.55 / 10.20
Plym 11.01 / 11.14
Par 11.57 / 12.02
Truro 12.24 / 12.29
1Z51 15.30 Penzance to Derby
Truro 16.08 / 16.13
Par 16.41 / 16.46
Plym 17.38 / 17.58
N Abbt 18.45
Exeter SD 19.05
Deltic to Penzance
Tame Bridge Parkway 0450 2355
Birmingham New St. 0505 2330
Kidderminster 0530 2300
Worcester Shrub Hill 0555 2240
Ashchurch 0615 2225
Cheltenham Spa 0625 2215
Cam & Dursley 0645 2150
Bristol Temple Meads 0730 2110
Truro 1125 1645
St. Erth for St. Ives 1155 1620
Penzance 1210 1610
For those of you who are extremely keen here is a working which will interest you.
For the night owls a class 31 & test coach will be visiting Cornwall Tues 25th June: (Better set your alarm clock Roger!!)
3Q55 22.07 Laira to Exeter RY via Penzance
Plym 22.30 / 22.43
Lostwithiel 23.29 / 23.31 (Start recording)
Truro 00.18 (Wed)
St Erth 00.58
Penzance 01.11 / 02.06
Exeter SD 05.31
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