Chris has recently discovered these classics of the old Barnstaple to Ilfracombe line. Many thanks Chris.
An apology to Roger Geach - a very regular contributor to our site but usually of 'golden oldies'. It was my mistake, due to lots of web work in hand, that I delayed dealing with these pictures until long after I received them. Sorry Roger, and many thanks. KJ
Here is a long ago shot of 08576 being hauled to La by 25215 at Bolitho , Liskeard 15 11 1977. Thats when the 08s went by rail and not road . Many more 08s at work in Cornwall those days
Cheers Roger Geach Many thanks for this smashing picture.
The Cornwall Railway Society visit to the Plym Valley Railway on Sunday 27th September, 2015. A report by Roger Winnen
When planning our 2015 timetable of outdoor events nothing was known of any line closures on four successive Sundays during September and October between Par and Liskeard. However with a bus replacement service from St Austell to Plymouth made the trip more interesting, going outward via Stenslees, Bugle and Bodmin and returning via East,Middle and West Taphouse, Lostwithiel and Par. Everything ran rather smooth and all connection were meet with Plymouth City Bus to and from Royal Parade to Marsh Mills.
150927h Our return train from St Austell being the 18.10 Par Penzance service taken from the new footbridge. Note the dent in the platform roof on the right, this occurred when part of the former footbridge roof blew off landing on the then new station building. The former footbridge looks in a deplorable state, how long will it remain! Copyright Roger Winnen
You'll find the complete set of five of these in the Par to Newquay section of Cornish Branch lines. Time goes by - nearly a quarter of a century!
You'll find a dozen of these in the features section and also more of the same in Bristol station and Harbour Railways section.
Hi Keith, I hope you have a nice gallery of this working this morning. Here's the St Austell entry!
10.00 Penzance to Padd GWR service at Carlyon Bay.
Cheers, Craig Many thanks Craig - I expect more in addition to Roger Winnens entries.
Hello Keith, Sorry to be brief earlier. The photograph was sent live "as it happened", and I was heading for Bishops Lydeard. The train was 5Z63 09.40 York NRM - Bishops Lydeard. DCR 56312 hauled 60163 Tornado + POB to the WSR ready for the autumn steam gala. After departure from Taunton, the train reached BL at 18.55. Tornado + POB propelled in to the Up Sidings and the 56 left the WSR at 19.03. 56312 is the third 56 to visit the WSR, EWS 56119 was first in December 2001 (Crewe - Minehead and back) and BR blue 56006 in June this year (gala). Kind regards, Martin
Many thanks to Martin for this picture taken today 29th September 2015
I received a text this morning at about 08.25hrs saying that the Great Western Railway refurbished HST in green livery was on the 07.03 from Plymouth to Penzance, this being the first known run into Cornwall. How could I get a photograph on the way down with only 30 minutes to spare. I hurriedly went to the station and purchased a return ticket to St Erth on the 08.44 service which would give me about 7 mins before the down service was due. On entering the train I suddenly became aware that I had left the sim card of my camera in my computer for down loading photographs of the societies visit to the Plym Valley Railway on Sunday. Racing from the train back to my house to put in the sim card in the camera and returning to the station I only had a minute to spare. Out of breath but still living to tell the tail.
Held in Aerohub`s largest hanger at Newquay Airport on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th September. Cornwall Expo 2015 is an exhibition and conference focusing on infrastructure, business, tourism and skills. This event is run by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly local economic partnership, Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly. I must apologise for the quality of some of my photos this is due to the amount of light in the hall. I would like to thank the staff on site for their help in allowing me access to photograph the exhibits.
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