Hi Keith, It's feast or famine for railway fans. Nothing for weeks, then September was packed with day time loco hauled trains in Mid & East Cornwall. Sat 26th was no exception, with the B&W diesel gala - featuring the home fleet running in perfect sunshine all day.
I did manage some pictures in the late morning and afternoon. 33110 departing Bodmin General and passing the Walker lines industrial estate.
Then onto the Glynn Valley for the two down Colas workings. The second of which was spoiled by rogue clouds (how did clouds get up there?) The Glynn Valley seems to have its own eco-system. The HST & Sprinter passed in full sunlight (of course)...
The sun shone for the first train headed by 70803 passing Penkestle woods. The second train was pictured at St Blazey after shunting with sister loco 70804 in charge.
Cheers Craig Many thanks, as usual Craig.
Hello again Keith., It wasn't the reason for my visit to the West Somerset Railway today but it just happened to coincide with a naming ceremony for a GBRF class 66, No.66757, "West Somerset Railway" to mark 40 years since the WSR opened in preservation. The photos show the naming about to happen at Bishop's Lydeard and later when the loco was used to haul a WSR train from Minehead.
If you would like to use the pictures on the CRS web site, you are most welcome to do so. Best wishes, Derek Many thanks.
Many thanks Derek
Owing to a blockade at Lostwithiel over four Sundays from early September 2015 and through to October the Night Riviera runs ECS from Long Rock to Plymouth on Saturday afternoons. Today 57605 Totnes Castle in the new Great Western Livery was seen hauling the train. Photographs by Roger Winnen and Roger Salter.
On 24th Sept 66230 with the 6C53 ThO 15:06 St.Blazey-Exeter Riverside crosses Forder viaduct.
For a change it was completely dull just after the train had passed
B Rgds. Ron
Many thanks Ron, it looks as if the fine weather is with us for a few days yet.
Advertising themselves 43146 Building a Greater West seen in Truro this morning tailed by 43071 running as 1A83 to Paddington
Regards Roger Many thanks Roger - what would an 'all green' train look like in these surroundings? Soon we'll know.
DR 73805 left Liskeard today at 09.59 one minute early and arrived at Penzance 11.33 three minutes early, I photographed it at Gwinear road level crossing. More photos on our Engineering Plant Diary page.
By Mick House
The 25th May 1915 was the last day of the Redruth & Chasewater Railway. The R & C was suffering from severely falling profits due to the competition from the GWR.
Here is a reminder of the Redruth terminus of the the railway seen here on the day before the centenary of the closure.
Many thanks to Mike Roach for this picture and reminder.
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