Exmouth Junction Coal Concentration Depot - March 1973. Copyright David Tozer
Neil Phillips recollects
On a happier note, Monday 30th December 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first visit of a Peak to Penzance, when Class 46 D151 worked 1C30, 0830 Paddington – Penzance through Cornwall. I missed it that day but was ready for it the following day (my photo can be found in ‘Truro - Gallery 2’ – is this the only photo of a Peak in Cornwall in the 1960s, even if only by a matter of hours?!) This train was due off Truro at 14.05 and D151 returned on what I believe was an up local (2B24?) at 17.12. This became the regular training run for local crews. Between 1st & 23rd January 1970 D151 worked this diagram on a further 11 known occasions, by which time an evening working had joined in, as well as further WR Peaks and, strangely, Leeds Holbeck’s 167!
Best regards, Neil Phillips. Many thanks Neil