From the TV news it looks likely that the lines along the sea front will be fully operational on 1st Dec 2012 - lets hope that that is an end to railway t
Just when it seeded that things were beginning to get back to normal, trains starting to run past the Cowley Bridge blockage and the Exeter - Waterloo route reopened past the landslip at Axminster there came this morning news of a landslip at Teignmouth once again blocking services.
Many thanks to Mick House for his various pictures of that historic event, the running of Railmotor 93 on the Looe branch on Sunday 18th November 2012. Nice pictures inside the cab and also of the power bogie.
These two pictures are quite amazing - never before and never again will so many CDA's be seen at Truro. And all looking so smart. many thanks to Julian for these pictures - an answer indeed to Craigs question.
Roger Salter spent a few days staying in the Dawlish area - we are glad that he took his camera along - see what he saw. Many thanks Roger
Don't think I'll need to explain how bad the weather was this morning!! Popped to Lostwithiel to see 5Z65 run round en route Liskeard to Bodmin Parkway. Was running over a hour late due to 2C42 running 40 late. Many thanks Nathen - how quick can we get!!
Work was in progress overnight at the level crossing at Camborne overnight 17/18 November 2012 as these pictures show. Thanks very much Mark.
Welcome to a new contributor, Julian Stephens of St Austell. He reports :-CDAs at Truro - At 15:00hrs on Saturday 7th November 1987 I recorded a rake of 31 CDAs parked in Platform 4. My recollection is that the whole batch of modified MGRs required further alteration before entry in to service as replacements for the clay hoods. I will try to locate the shots I took on that day. Thanks Julian, we look forward to these.
The 18th November proved to be not such a sunny day as the previous week, however Craig Munday and Nathan Stockman are to be congratulated on their results - many thanks.
No obvious reason for a CDA wgn to be on the main line west of B'gullow except possibly being used as barrier wgn for occasional MOD trfc (explosives) ..still passing to Truro in 1970's early-mid 80's latterly in a/b wgns & tripped ex SBZ yd....but very unlikely.
However if a down Clay empties train (ex Fowey) for Parkandillack Bch had got to B'gullow and the points (to Bch) failed the sensible/quickest way to clear the train and reduce delays to following trains would be to run to Truro ..because the CDA is near the stop blocks/east end of Truro yard suggests it was probably one of several such wgns.stabled on this sdg.
One further thought !
I think there was an exhibition in Truro Yard in the 80s-90s with some modern freight wagons and possibly it included a CDA ..note this wagon's blue paint is very clean !!
How many of the original 125-130 CDAs (modified MGR Coal hoppers) still survive ..anyone ?
Thanks for that Tony
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