where they overhaul, repair and carry out maintenance to locomotives, wagons and carriages for rail companies around the country. Of note today, the long awaited wheel sets for the Swanage Rly. 'bubble' cars have finally arrived.
Also it was a surprise to see preserved London transport electric
loco No 12 'SARAH SIDDONS' in the works awaiting attention.
The following loco's were in and around the works environs.
01508[works shunter], 08567, 08879,08887,07007[works shunter],
E6016, 73133, 73141, 47771, 47818, 47841, 50021, 57003, 57011, 57307. No 12 'SARAH SIDDONS', 35005 'CANADIAN PACIFIC'.
A very enjoyable 90 minutes was spent touring the works.
Cheers JOHN CORNELIUS.
Many thanks John - Eastleigh Works is just within our boundary.
Nick and Alec Gaskell
One snippet from yesterdays re-dedication, straight from the Director of the Tyseley Loco Trust, and that is that the Plymouth to Bristol record, which was taken from Clun Castle by Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, is considered "Unfinished business", and is very much in their sights in the near future.
I was out-based in West Cornwall for high tides on the Southern coast for the named storms of Ophelia & Brian. The latter seemed blown out by the time it reached our shores, but I took a picture of the down Night Riviera passing Long Rock, and the white class 153 hugging the coast at St Ives on the 21st Oct.
Today (27th Oct.) saw balmy temperatures, and some lush late afternoon sunshine. As the clocks go back over the weekend it was narrow window of opportunity to get 66206 on the causeway at St Blazey. The river side vegetation has recently been cleared - giving a superb view of up branch trains.
I then headed up to Lostwithiel to get a departure shot from the fields above the town. Both vantage points lost to early evenings next week.
Kind regards, Craig Many thanks Craig