12th May 2018
gala today. 2-4-0 'LYN' was working passenger trains, while
0-4-2'FAITH' and 0-6-0'AXE' top'n'tailed the goods train.
John Uphill has put 'Faith' up for sale, asking price £140,000.
Anybody interested. Travelling by car made a great difference
to time. Leaving home at 0840, we were at WOODY BAY just after 1030
Having used the P&R from Blackmore gate. we left WOODY BAY at 1535
Blackmore gate at 1550 and arrived home at 1730. Had we done it by train I wouldn't have been home to 2050.
cheers JOHN C.
I didn’t take many photographs that afternoon. I had some work to do. And it was dull. Oh, and extremely wet.
Regards Ron K.
Many thanks Ron. Hope the rain didn't get into the cement!
Diesel Gala 2018
Fantastic line-up over this weekend with big crowds out for the locos and beer festival. This year's gala saw the introduction of shuttles from Wareham operated by the main line registered locos and TC set. Here are a selection of locations and locos from Saturday. This year's line up was 20007, 20142, D6515, 33111, 45041, 50031, 50049, 66783, 73133 and 73136.
Clive Smith Many thanks Clive.
I just stumbled across a wonderful video on YouTube which has colour footage of Brent, Gara Bridge, Loddiswell and Kingsbridge stations - I couldn't find it listed on the CRS site so thought I'd share:
All the best, Ross.
Many thanks for advising us Ross, yes, amazing material.
Here's a mystery photo that my good friend Brian Oldham, who volunteers at Liskeard Museum, has asked for more information about. Of course, it may not be a mystery to you, or other members of the Cornwall Railway Society !
Brian's first thought was the footbridge to the west of Moorswater Viaducts, but the broad gauge track looks too curved to me.
Any more information would be welcomed by Brian and, if it proves to be in the vicinity of Liskeard, then future visitors to the Museum will also be better informed.
Thanks and best wishes,
Peter Thanks Peter and Brian. We'll see what ideas other friends have.
John Cornelius & Mike Hitchens
All a long time ago. CHEERS JOHN C. Thanks for the Memory John.
Many thanks for the memory Doug.