the Great Western
by Paul Stanford
Paul makes a second visit to the CRS to bring us up to date on further major projects undertaken as part of the electrification of the Great Western main lines.
This meeting will take place at the Memorial Hall Redruth Methodist Church at 18.30, for location details click here
Best regards Craig Munday. Many thanks Craig
I was fortunate to purchase, many years ago, a cabside numberplate from 'Ince Castle' (not for sale before anyone asks!) and I attach a photo of the plate mounted on my bookcase. I was surprised to find one of 7034's nameplates bolted onto an outbuilding at Ince Castle (see my picture). I asked Viscount Boyd about the history of the nameplate and he confirmed that it is an original from 7034, bought directly from BR. Although it has suffered a little from being in the open, it is shielded from the prevailing winds in its current position.
When I mentioned to Lord Boyd that I have the numberplate, he went into the house and gave me a large stamp (my third picture) showing 7034 on the 'Bristolian', evidently taken from a Don Breckon original. Location looks like Box Tunnel. When we went back today I took with me a picture of my numberplate and showed it to Lord Boyd.
I would recommend Ince Castle as a thoroughly nice day out, especially if you like beautiful gardens. In this case, there is the added attraction of being able to view a locomotive nameplate as well!
Trevor and Barbara Tremethick 26th March 2017.
Many thanks Trevor for a fine article and colourful pictures
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