Newton Abbot Station
A well attended Cornwall Railway Society AGM was held last night.
The meeting saw some changes to responsibilities although all changes were covered within the members of the Committee. Derek Buttivant who has been carrying out a dual role of being not only Chairman but also indoor events secretary handed over the Chair to Dennis Flood. (Dennis travels down from Newport for all meetings). Tony Wright takes the post of Treasurer, Christine Simmonds takes over the role of membership secretary, and John Ball remains as General Secretary. In his closing speech as Chairman Derek Buttivant paid tribute to a hard working and conscientious committee who all took their allotted tasks very seriously. In particular thanks was offered to Roger Winnen for his hard work in organising all the many outdoor events as well as assisting with the running of the website. Sue Wright and Rosemary Ball were also thanked for the provision of refreshments at every indoor meeting and especially the provision of sustenance prior to meetings.
A most entertaining evening followed with items given by (1) Inge and Roger Aston. A video presentation on how they met and their careers in Germany. (2) By Dennis Flood who gave an insight into his personal involvement with the operation of Royal Trains. (3) By John Ball on the railways and tramways of Portugal. (4) By Emma Shard on the development of the varied liveries used on the railways and finally (5) Mike Hitchens gave most interesting and humorous presentation on ‘Tea Treat’ trains to St Ives.
We must also express our sincere appreciation to Derek Buttivant who stepped in and held the role of Chairman for the last year and admirably led us though several important changes to our operation. Many thanks indeed Derek.
The weather during that time could only be described as ‘changeable’!!
On the very wet afternoon of the 28th , it is seen heading through Golant with loaded CDA’s for Fowey.
Quite how I didn’t foresee the possibility of a full reflection is beyond me....
Another one of the series of superb pictures sent in by Ron, and there are many more to come. Many thanks Ron.