A remarkable day on the Newquay line with the failure of 1S55 working 11.32 Newquay to Edinburgh enroute from Newquay to Goonbarrow on Sunday 29th May 2016. The service was returned to Newquay & GWR’s 57605 scrambled from Long Rock to assist the passenger onward from Newquay as 1T55 as far as Plymouth. The loco was crewed by Mike Mahoney from Penzance with John Beale from Par conducting. Fitters from Long Rock attended to couple the loco to the errant set at Newquay.
Nice to think that even in 2016 the railway can throw a surprise! Great inter-company co operation too.
Kind regards, Craig Munday
"West Country Local" making its second run on Sat 28th May 2016
Colas Rail operated test train, should be either T&T 37's or one with a DBSO trailer.
Wednesday 1st June Exeter Riverside to Penzance via Looe, Fowey and Newquay:
Thursday 2nd June Penzance to Bristol High Level Siding via St Ives, Falmouth and Parkandillack:
Assume it will sit either in the old motorail bay, or possibly Slopers Sidings at Penzance for Wednesday daytime.
Regards, Karl (Friends of Penmere).