Sat 29th September 2018
Galas 2016 & 2018
Roger Winnen & David Tozer
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The West Somerset Steam Gala
Sat 29th September 2018
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Early morning activity at
Many thanks to Roger who popped in to catch the early morning activity at Bodmin General.
Lynton and Barnstaple
Galas 2016 & 2018
Roger Winnen & David Tozer
Firstly a look at pictures taken at the 2016 Gala followed by, right up to date yesterdays pictures at this Gala - what a marvellous line - so scenic.
Many thanks to Roger and David.
Good weather on the
Several shots taken on 28th September 2018 on the Gunnislake branch, which has always been my favourite line to travel on in our region, for CRS All the Best Andrew Many thanks indeed Andrew.
Flying Scotsman Timings
Here are the timings for 60103 Flying Scotsman's trip down to the South West, makes a change from the usual we get. It is long weekend trip with the exception of Friday and Sunday where bar one or two light movements not much is happening, but I have had to eliminate nearly all of the light movements as the document would be over a page long!
60103 makes a gradual trip down with Black 5 44871 (a classic Waverley Route recreation), over the Somerset and Devon banks on Thursday to Plymouth where the 5 is left, 60103 then leads solo steam to Penzance with a WCRC diesel at the rear on Saturday. From Penzance the reins are handed back to the diesel leading the tour back to Plymouth. On Monday 60103 is joined by 44871 again to tackle the Devon banks to Exeter where the two detach and service at Riverside, the tour then does a mini jaunt to Plymouth and return with diesel where the A3 and 5 then re-attach at Exeter and head to Bristol. Again another mini jaunt is done from here to Exeter and return with the diesel and this tour thus leaves our territory bound for Southall with the ECS. As said there are quite a few LE moves in-between mainly with diesel, but as for what traction West Coast are sending at the moment is speculation but a good guess is class 47/57 with the weight and ETH involved. I don't know how the double headed steam is playing out but the logical and pleasing for all move would be to put the A3 on front, but with modern day running of railways it could be either the times are:
Thursday 4th October
1Z47 Taunton To Plymouth 60103/44871
Saturday 6th October
5Z72 Laira T&MRSD to Plymouth station 60103 T&T WCRC Diesel
1Z72 Plymouth to Penzance 60103 T&T WCRC Diesel
5Z73 Penzance to Penzance Via Slopers Sidings WCRC Diesel T&T 60103
1Z73 Penzance To Plymouth WCRC Diesel T&T 60103
Plus 'mini trip' Plymouth to Par and return
1Z75 Plymouth to Par 60103
1Z76 Par to Plymouth WCRC Diesel T&T 60103
Monday 8th October
5Z42 Laira T&RSMD to Plymouth WCRC Diesel T&T 60103/44871
1Z44 Plymouth To Exeter St Davids 60103/44871
1Z46 Exeter St Davids To Plymouth WCRC Diesel
5Z46 Plymouth To Exeter Riverside New Yard WCRC Diesel
1Z72 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads 60103/44871
1Z74 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids WCRC Diesel
5Z75 Exeter St Davids To Southall WCR WCRC Diesel
Karl Hewlett (Friends Of Penmere Station).
Now we have it, many thanks Karl for your time (and timings) and trouble.
More from WSR Gala
All photos taken between Crowcombe and Watchet
Many thanks Roger.
WSR Gala in the
Many thanks David for your coverage of day 2 of the WSR Autumn Gala.
Flying Scotsman -
visits to Cornwall
It would seem that the special train on the 6th October (which is fully booked) will arrive at Penzance at 11.00 and depart at 13.00. Back at Plymouth for 15.00 it will depart again at 17.00 for Par arr approx. 18.00.
Both of these trains will be steam hauled down but return diesel hauled with the steam in tow. More details as they become available.
The RHTT season is here so I have sent over the complete timings for Monday to Sunday including any branches that are covered, locos are DBS class 66 66200 and 66120 although could change during the next couple of months:
St Blazey LIP To Par Via Newton Abbot Until 09/12/2018
Par To St Blazey LIP Via Falmouth Docks Until 09/12/2018
St Blazey LIP To St Blazey LIP Via Penzance Until 09/12/2018
Monday To Friday
St Blazey LIP To Westbury Until 07/12/2018
Westbury To St Blazey LIP Via Salisbury Until 07/12/2018
St Blazey LIP To St Blazey LIP Via Penzance Until 07/12/2018
St Blazey LIP to Westbury Until 08/12/2018
Westbury To St Blazey LIP Via Salisbury Until 08/12/2018
Kind Regards, Karl (Friends Of Penmere Station).
Many thanks Karl.
Post from Brian Willis
Morning Keith, I found this article of particular interest concerning Bob Le Marchants involvement with Morewellham Quay as a colleague John Goodridge, was very much involved there also. In fact, in an earlier time we spent many days poking around there and up at Devon Great Consols.
More to the point was the picture of the Cylinder Bridge of the Yealmpton branch. I have not seen anything much of the current state of this railway for quite a while and I was reminded of our Sunday school ‘treat’, to some farmers field in Yealmpton. Pannier loco, gated stock in just post war days; at least, I remember some of it!
Thanks for all the daily articles and pictures. Looks like good weather in the South West recently, just like here at the moment.
Clive sprints around Plymouth to bring us pictures of the day.
Many thanks Clive.
The unbelievable quality sunshine of the past few days has provided an opportunity to capture the GWR Londons as the HSTs take their bow. The iconic trains are still active throughout the day and this gives the chance to pick and choose locations subject to the position of the sun. A rare treat for photographers often limited to railtours at particular dates and times of the day when the sun may be in the wrong place or not even shining like last Saturday ! Don't leave it until next month as this may be too late.
Celebrity 43002 heads past Tavistock Junction with the 10.00 Penzance to Paddington on 27th September 2018. The overgrown yard is a sad shadow of its former self . The car park at the adjacent new Lidl now offers excellent easy access to this location. It's 12.12 on the 27th September Copyright Clive Smith
No HST alas as yet another service bites the dust and the new order takes over. I was not expecting an IEP on the 12.03 Paddington to Penzance but the disappointment is overshadowed by the Royal Albert Bridge framed by a stunning blue sky. The 1996 Toyota Corolla in the foreground is the photographer's and also continues to provide sterling service. It's 15.18 on the 27th September 2018 Copyright Clive Smith
West Somerset Autumn Gala
Smashing day, smashing pictures, many thanks Roger.
A trip to Looe
& two of a kind at Liskeard
In glorious weather Martin takes a trip to Looe and on return catches two IET's in one shot at Liskeard. Many thanks Martin
Delightful weather at Hayle
It's spring tide time and you can see the tide is rising in each of the four sequential shots below. What a difference the blue sky makes. It's a pity that the livery of the IET is rather dull, however, in the second shot the bright red of a bus on a T1 or T2 services make a nice contrast as it waits at Foundry Square. Well done and many thanks Mark.
First RHTT train.