Out and about today.
A rather brief sunny interlude this morning before the cloud maker ruined it all once more. Sobering to reflect that we haven't had one sunny Saturday evening yet to record the down 2C51 loco hauled. As the evenings pull in (amazing to think), some of the "high Summer" upside locations are already gone.
There was some sun to record the Par Shunt however. 5C71 runs up empty from Penzance and crosses to the down main limit of shunt (Lostwithiel end). It then awaits 1S43 to pass by (in the photo) prior to crossing back onto the Newquay branch platform, where it forms 1C71 to Newquay.
The up empty loco hauled empties were also caught in sun at Penwithers Jn with 57603 Tintagel Castle appearing. Note how the cut back embankment is already a sea of wild grass & foxgloves. Nature soon claims back the lineside.
Cheers, Craig. As usual many thanks to you Craig.
Then and Now
By Mick House
The third and forth photos show the going away shots with the loco and a four coach set in the First Great Western Dynamic Lines livery with two lengths of continues welded rail in the six foot and loco with a three coach set in the new GWR branding apart from one coach in Dynamic Lines livery, the two lengths of continues welded rail in the six foot have disappeared.
Words and Photos by Mick House
Best wishes Andrew
The above website is excellent - many thanks for the info and your picture Andrew.
BR South Devon 3