The Department of Transport has issued a Public Notice dated today 10th March 2016 indicating that FGW has proposed to discontinue the experimental passenger service that operates on the line between Westbury East Loop Junction and Hawkeridge Junction. The service will cease to operate from 15 May 2016.
Mike Thanks Mike
PS I wonder how many trains use this loop at present? Can anybody from Network Rail tell us what this experimental service is please? Surely it is short sighted to remove this handy diversion route?
Roger Winnen and Andrew Triggs
The perfect match -
Once the tide abated there was time to grab a picture of the down sleepers from Mr William's daff field in Hayle. Visiting 57310 makes a fine sight heading the train away from the station stop. An added bonus was GWR liveried 57602 on the rear. (Permission given for these two shots).
Then followed the bridge bash at Tregoss Moor - reported yesterday.
Finally, a lovely Spring like shot of 66169 ready to depart St Blazey with the 6C53. Many thanks Craig.