Steam in Cornwall Next Week with the first ever visit of a Royal Scot to the Duchy
46100 Royal Scot and 44871 or 45407 are booked to depart Penzance on the Great Britain 1X next Wednesday 27th April to Bristol at 10.06 St Erth 10.18/10.21 Hayle 10.24/10.27 Camborne 10.42/10.45 Truro 11.02 St Austell 11.20 Par 11.26 Liskeard 11.54 Plymouth 12.22/13.47 Totnes 14.24 Newton Abbot 14.45 Exeter St David's 15.16/15.31 Taunton 16.22/16.55 Bristol Temple Meads 17.51
Tuesday 26th April the Great Britain 1X departs London Victoria at 08.44 Tiverton Loop 13.42/14.07 Exeter St David's 14.26/14.30 Newton Abbot 15.08 Plymouth 16.01 The steam will go to Laira for turning. The tour will then depart Plymouth behind a Class 47 at 16.33 Liskeard 17.03 Par 17.23 Truro 17.45 Camborne 18.06 Penzance 18.27.
The steam will depart Plymouth 19.08 Liskeard 19.42 Par 20.09 Truro 20.36 Camborne 20.51 Penzance 21.15
The Weedkiller MPV stabled at St Blazey 19th April 2016
66027 on 6P24 at Golant with a super tide 19th April 2016.
08410 and friends at Penzance on the evening of 19th April 2016
66027 on clay workings at Treffry aqueduct 20th April
1A81 at Highertown on 20th Apl 2016. Fantastic pictures are now available from the top of tunnel by the County Arms following vegetation removal.
66027 on clay workings at Treffry aqueduct 20th April 2016
Cheers for now, Craig Many thanks Craig
John Cornelius & Roger Winnen
Deltic to Devon (and Cromptons to Cornwall) Railtour
Locos Used 33017, 33022, 40081 & 40083
40083 + 40081 London Paddington - Westbury - Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot.
33017 + 33022 Newton Abbot - Plymouth - Bodmin Road - Par
33017 + 33022 Par - Bodmin Road - Plymouth - Newton Abbot
40081 + 40083 Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Westbury - Reading - London PaddingtonNotes:
(1) This tour was booked to use a class 55 'Deltic' but an industrial dispute on the E.R. involving fitters meant that none of the class were being refuelled or given maintenance since the Wednesday prior to the tour hence the E.R. CM&EE were not able to supply a class member for the tour. Due to this all happening so close to the tour running date R.P.P.R. elected to run the tour with alternative motive power rather than postpone or cancel. A letter given to passengers on the tour explained the situation and also the fact that this was the first time any R.P.P.R. tour left the originating station without the advertised motive power. A full refund was offered to any passenger not wishing to participate in the tour as a result of the non-availability of the advertised Deltic. This info courtesy Six Bells Junction