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.
LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE
There was great sadness in North Devon 8o years ago as the last passenger train left Lynton for the 19-mile run to Barnstaple on Sunday 29 September 1935. The line was narrow gauge, one of the few in England. Since 1979 a preservation society has been slowly rebuilding the line. The Welsh Highland Railway also closed in the 1930s, but has since been relaid and reopened in its entirety as a 25-mile tourist railway. This shows what is possible. Both railways are nominally 600mm gauge.
Ten years later on Saturday 29 September 1945 the last tram ran in Plymouth. By then there was just one line left from the City Centre to Peverell. This was a result of a closure programme, and replacement by motor buses, which had started in 1930.
Regards Mike Many thanks for these timely reminders
Graham Mann is Nework Rail Programme Manager for the area and can visit various working sites to check on progress. We are most grateful to Graham for sending in a set of pictures of the operations. Please look in our Features section for these.
See the remainder of these exclusive pictures in Features.
I'm reaping the sunny days on my travels. A visit to Towan crossing near Lelant resulted in a glorious shot of 150101 on the branch shuttles.
57603 is pictured running across Angarrack viaduct above super Autumnal colours with the Night Riviera. The new GWR is featured on the locomotive and front coach. Two units are pictured in the bright sunlight at Copperhouse, Hayle requiring a 1/1000 shutter speed! Way above what I usually use.
Cheers Craig Many thanks Craig
An exhibition featuring various facets of industry and transport in Cornwall is being staged at the former RAF St Mawgan, tomorrow and Wednesday. The exhibition includes a refurbished GWR Sleeping Car. Details on Cornwall Expo 2015 website.
Hi Keith, With another beautiful autumn morning in prospect, I decided to pop up to Lostwithiel before work to catch the first clays of the week heading down to Fowey. 66078 is pictured alongside the upper reaches of the River Fowey just beyond Coulson Park as it accelerates away from the junction with 6G06, the 07.37 CDAs from Goonbarrow. Regards Keith Barrow Many thanks.
We commented on this superb picture and wondered how Keith gained such an elevation? Did he use a drone we wondered?
Keith Replied. Thank you. The photo was taken with the aid of 16ft pole with a tripod head mounted on the top - a weapon in the battle against encroaching lineside vegetation!
Welcome to Matt Geyman, a newcomer to the site.
Reading Craigs comments I was lucky and ended up at St Pinnock for the first Colas working of the day...
B Rgds, Ron Thank you
With only a few hours spare after playing with the brass band until noon at Sithney near Helston I returned home by 13.15hrs, a quick sandwich and tea was had before I departed on the 14.01 service from Penzance to Bodmin Parkway and Lostwithiel where these next few photographs were taken.
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