passes Cranbrook on 25th Aug,2016
Our late Summer sunshine is continuing, giving some lovely light to the green countryside. A really lush growing year (albeit obscuring the tracks in many cases).
Here are some recent images.
Also included are pictures of the rear of Par box as requested, showing the nameplate proudly displayed.
66023 climbs towards Burngullow with 6P07 and crosses Trenance viaduct. A fluke of the curvature West of St Austell which sees the Upside face of the viaduct lit in the mornings at this time of year. This distant view shows the silo structures at Burngullow in the distance, and the lovely property perched on the valley side to the right.
70806 resides in the Down Loop at Par with the Autoballster set, which will see employment during the night.
A quick reminder - the Northern Belle & more class 68s due down again this Saturday. Timings on Real Time Trains website. Pictures to Roger please:- Roger Winnen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
All the best for now, Craig Many thanks Craig
The days have proved popular with a reasonable number of visitors each time, including today.
As all the trains were diesel hauled, a special cheap entry price to the site of £3 per adult with children 5 to 15 free, applied for these days
which I'm sure was appreciated by the parents with young families.
I'm sure the we shall repeat this next August following the success of this year.
The pics show the Ruston trundling along the siding with its train during this afternoon. cheers JOHN C. Many thanks John
Collett 2251 class 0-6-0 No. 3205 hauled two legs of this tour from Ilfracombe to Taunton and thence to Exeter. This double movement included what is believed to be the last use of the turntable at Taunton mpd.
Any ideas where this shot was taken?
[Mike Morant collection]