Maurice has kindly sent in this photograph of Westwood Quarry signalbox which he took for a passing train on the 15th June 1961.
Hi Keith, On 26 July you put on one of Roger's pictures of a trainload of FGW coaches on their way to Kilmarnock for overhaul. They may go north by the trainload but they appear to come back singly as and when finished presumably. Here are some pics of first class coach 41169 on its way back to Laira yesterday 27 July 2015 taken at Taunton Deane Service Area on the M5. This raises the question of how the barrier coaches return to Laira. Regards Mike
Many thanks Mike for your report and pictures.
Hi Keith, I'm writing to you from the Newquay Voice newspaper, I'm currently working on a piece about the reunion of the Burrell 2909 Cornishman and the Burrell 3816 Cornish Maid steam traction engines. I was told they worked together from 1919 to the late 1940s and were recently reunited.
I'm on the lookout for some old pictures of the engines to go in alongside the newer photos. Would anybody in Cornwall Railway Society be able to help me out?
CAN ANYBODY HELP PLEASE?
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Keith, Had a tip off about an ECS move this morning (28th July)
0620 Laira – Bristol Temple Meads. FGW Power Cars 43088 and 43126 in a new livery. Taken off my DVD footage.
Bit of a rush to get to St David’s. Regards Dave Tozer.
Many thanks David
Not one to usually “bang my own drum”, but as it is local news here is something I was involved with yesterday. Michael Portillo is out & about in Cornwall filming for a new Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday at Saltash, where yours truly was pontificating on-camera about the bridge (apparently I was deemed the “local expert” – apologies to others who might better fit that description). Transmission is said to be end of January, I was told, so there is plenty of time for you to have forgotten and I can slink away unseen. Cheers, Paul Burkhalter
We expect many of you will know of Paul as the author of that excellent book on the history of the railways of DEVONPORT DOCKYARD. Well done Paul, we look forward to the broadcast in January 2016. We also look forward to your next work, a publication dealing with the Royal Naval Depots at Bull Point and Ernesettle.
Adrian bought this picture many years ago while on holiday in Plymouth, it is out of copyright but we'd love to know who took it?
Adrian King took this photograph at Bristol Temple Meads in the early 60's. D856 Trojan was introduced into service on the 16th November 1961, less than ten years later on the 22nd May 1971 it was withdrawn and finally cut up on 7th January 1972 at Swindon. One hopes that our friends depicted 50 years ago are still in running order!!
The picture below is of 66846 at Exeter Riverside with 6C97 26th July 2015. 88846 will work 6C98 on Monday night (27th) dropping rails in the Largin area with a run round at Par early hours of Tuesday (28th) morning.
Many thanks for the advance info Paul.
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