Many thanks Martin
A visit to Laira this afternoon found 08663/08644 on shed.
Many thanks Martin
Sat 28th June Mazey Day at Penzance – Just one through Charter this year
1Z07 05.00 Tame Bridge to Penzance D1015 Western Champion
Exeter SD 08.45 N Abbt 09.09 Plymouth 09.47 / 57
Liskd 10.21, Lostwithiel 10.36 Par 10.41 Truro 11.00
St Erth 11.29 / 32 Penzance 11.40
1Z08 16.11 Penzance to Tame Bridge
St Erth 16.19 /21 Truro 16.48 Par 17.15 Liskd 17.37
Plymouth 18.02 / 32 Exeter SD 19.50
The Royal Duchy to Par which is running this Sunday will unusually run direct to Plymouth Friary via Laira and Mount Gould Jct. The engine will then be turned using the triangle and from there on the engine will run tender first to Par
Timings:- Laira Junction Jct 12.03, Mount Gould 12.11, Plymouth Friary 12.21 - 12.42, Mount Gould 12.46, Plymouth Station 12.59 - 13.34, Liskeard 14.10, Lostwithiel 14.33, Par 14.40.
Return working:- Par 17.45, Liskeard 18.25, Saltash 18.44, Plymouth 18.55 - 59.
1Z37 08.12 Bristol TM to Par 'The Royal Duchy'
Steam tour operated by West Coast Railways
This train is expected to run via Plymouth Friary to turn the loco. This will result in the train running tender first Plymouth to Par. There may be a pleasant announcement regarding St Blazey turntable, but watch this space......
Exeter SD 09.59 / 10.50 N Abbt 11.15 Plym Friary 12.21 / 41
Plymouth 12.59 / 13.31 Liskd 14.10 Par 14.40
Train shunts to Upside and loco runs to St Blazey for watering: then returns,
1Z39 17.45 Par to Bristol TM
Plymouth 18.55 / 18.59
N Abbt 19.43
Exeter SD 20.15 / 20.41
Hello Keith. The unveiling in Plymouth on Wednesday 25 June of HST power car 43163 in a special livery to promote Plymouth. The power car was hauled into platform 8 from Laira by 43086 and unveiled by Tudor Evans, Plymouth City Council Leader at 11.30. Pictures show the loco being prepared for the unveiling and Councillor Evans pressing the button to drop the red curtain to reveal the special livery. Pictured in the cab with Councillor Evans is Dan Okey, Regional Development Manager for FGW. Best wishes, Derek Many thanks Derek
Steam trains to travel backwards through Cornwall. Click the following to read the excellent article in the Cornish Guardian http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Steam-trains-travel-backwards-Cornwall/story-21282822-detail/story.html
Hello Keith, Slightly further afield this one, but with all the changes happening on the Great Western main line, this event deserves a mention I think. The horizon at Didcot Parkway will change early on 27 July when the three cooling towers at the power station are razed to the ground. Here is the view at lunchtime, Wednesday 25/06 as a Class 66 hauled freight liner waits departure. Kind regards, Martin Many thanks Martin
Our faithful reporter Roger Winnen was out late last nigh and very early this morning to see the first ever train of continuously welded rail leave St Erth and head out along the St Ives branch.
On the 24th June the two pictures at the bottom of this article by Roger Winnen were published.
However although neither of them were aware the time both RS and RW were about. RS at the station and RW on ground level by the viaduct. So here they are, pictures taken seconds and yards apart - many thanks to both of you.
Western times for Saturday
Depart Plymouth 09.57, Truro 1100 , Penzance arrive 11.40
Penzance depart 16.11, Lostwithiel 17.22 and Plymouth 18.02 - 32
Many thanks for these times to Roger Geach