Having had so much rain on Friday and a further spell of wet weather forecast for Sunday, I decided to venture out on Saturday to Devon.
Looking at Realtime Trains late Friday night, a stock move was shown leaving Laira Depot behind the 06.50 Penzance-Paddington service running through to Kilmarnock with layover times at Totnes and Dawlish Warren. In my wisdom I could photograph the train at Totnes, Dawlish and Exeter if it went to plan. On route I had updated information from Stan the Taximan of Camborne, on arrival at Totnes the train was still at Laira so I carried on Changing at Newton Abbot for Dawlish. Contacting another contributor to this website David Tozer found that the train was then passing Totnes after leaving Laira Ninety one minutes late.
Many Thanks to Stan and David Tozer keeping me in the picture.
Someone posted a link to this website today and there are many photos from all over Cornwall. You may have or seen then before.
Kind Regards Derek Brooks Goonhavern Old Cornwall Society
Many thanks Derek
Photographs from Michael Forward who lived in Penzance for many years during the days of steam and in the early diesel period
D838 Rapid entered traffic on the 3rd October, 1960, it only lasted 11 years. This photo shows Rapid entering Penzance at Chyandour Cliff. This engines received yellow warning panals on 21st May, 1962 and was repainted maroon in October, 1966. This photo must date between May 1962 and October, 1966. Copyright Michael Forward. Thank you Michael, it brings back memories.
After the closure of Long Rock Mexico Level Crossing and the great inconvenience this has caused Long Rock residents, there is being contructed a very wide footpath from Long Rock Institute to Marazion Railway Bridge and beyond for residents and holiday makers to gain access to the beach
Good morning, Keith
While I don't wish to distract people from our Plym Valley Railway trip on 27th September, I read somewhere that there is on 26th and 27th September an event at Devoran, which will include a half size replica of 'Smelter' which was one of the Redruth and Chasewater Railway locos.
Let's hope that the weather improves!
Regards John. Many thanks John, that's both days of the weekend filled up nicely - lets hope all can make it to both events.
Thanks Andrew! It brings back memories of the line which closed nearly fifty years ago. Roger
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen
Just to let you know that the C.R.S. has a worldwide appeal, I have now received an application from a person from Yangon, Myanmar, ( Burma) !!!
Regards Mike Bojko (Membership Secretary).
A very warm welcome to our new member, maybe we'll see you at one of our events in the future - I hope so. We also have various contacts in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, best wishes to all.
Hope you are keeping well and the weather is holding up in God's Own Country ( Devon & Cornwall ) but you knew that of course! I noticed recently you carried an article on the Society website which included Westbury at which point I remembered a fleeting visit to the engine shed there in, I'm pretty sure, 1962. I'm sure a couple of fellow train spotters and I were feeling adventurous having arrived at Bristol Temple Meads from South Wales earlier in the day and thought we would try somewhere new and we ended up in Westbury.
I thought the couple of photographs I took on that Sunday afternoon may be of some interest, although clearly there was no improvement in my photographic technique than there had been of the photos I sent you taken in Plymouth that summer. So apologies once again for the quality but, as you see in the first there's a line up of Western steam taken in front of the engine shed at Wesbury unfortunately I have no information regarding the identity of the loco's. While the other is of 5967 Bickmarsh Hall standing silently no doubt having the day off, somewhere in the main yard. Best wishes Adrian King Thank you Adrian
5967 Bickmarsh Hall standing silently no doubt having the day off, somewhere in the main yard. N.B. Noting the wisp of steam near the safety valve one wonders if this loco was on standby in case of failure of a main line diesel? The position of the oil lamp on the buffer beam indicates that it was last used or going to be used on a Mineral or empty wagon train!! A 1960's photograph from Adrian King Copyright
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