It is sad to learn that Ian Allan, that gentleman of loco log Books and Railtours has passed away. Our sympathies to his relatives. http://www.railmagazine.com/news/2015/06/29/ian-allan-dies-at-the-age-of-93#.VZGORUYllGs.facebook
Its again July 62 and we've moved to Laira Junction. A Warship flashes by with an up service. Note the 'stacked' track panels, perhaps the remnents of that point in time when the Lea More tramway lines which crossed the main line at this location were removed. Oh yes, and where's that gentleman with a black bag going - is he the relief signalman? Copyright Adrian King
Sid, having been given a few minutes off at Okehampton spotted the ex BR Class 205 118 Thank you Sid
For further information on these units and the operation of the Dartmoor Railway see the item on 1st July 2015
150627i Coming off the Royal Albert Bridge for the first stop at Saltash. On leaving this station a vicious frenzy took place in the rear coach between two males, one the worse for drink and possibly drugs. blood being spilt! The train crew in their professional wisdom contained the situation well, before summoning the police who boarded the train at Bodmin Parkway to remove the offenders and take statements. Copyright Roger Winnen
Quite a productive 35 minutes for Roger Aston today as he photographed no less than four trains at Apex Summit. Nice pictures, thank you Roger These were starting with 1A83 to Paddington followed by Pride of Carlisle with empty stock to Par. In the other direction 1C72 from Bristol to Penzance and then 66194 with special 191F from Tame Parkway (dep 0445) to Maisy Day at Penzance
Rogers last picture of the Tame Parkway - Penzance Railtour appears in the sequence below.
Pathfinders Railtour today 27th June 2015 Roger Aston, Craig Munday, Roger Salter, David Tozer, and Roger Winnen
Craig Munday writes "I was in full Bear Gryls mode for this photo today near Brownqueen tunnel. The location is Slip Wood east of Restormel. The sun hardly ever penetrates this glade except late morning. Added to this - the location is completely untouched by humans making it almost inaccessible. I did persevere however, and got this shot of the train heading west. Well done, hope you didn't get too scratched! Nice to see a shot from this rare angle. Copyright
A couple from Craig from his privileged position on duty in St Erth Signalbox, aren't we envious?
Hi Keith. A rather faded and practically numberless 66200 heads East past the foxgloves at Bolitho near Liskeard with 6C53 25th June 2015. The second portion departed at around 9pm from St Blazey. There are only ten British 66s running in the 66200 - 66250 series, the other 4/5s are working abroad. Cheers Craig Many thanks Craig
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