Next Thursday 8th September "43172 Harry Patch - Last survivor of the trenches" will be heading 1C77 arriving Penzance at 15.11.
The trailing loco therefore leading on the return 1A94 leaving at 15.59 is planned to be 43056 The Royal British Legion.
It is all tied up with a Royal British Legion fund raising and recruiting event. Par Truro and Penzance stations will be poppy decorated and there will be a Royal British Legion presence at all stations.
Due to the reception by British Legion and cadets it is planned at the moment to arrive at Platform 3/4 instead of Platform 1 to give more space and be more central.
On board will be a Chelsea Pensioner and various RBL members.
Best regards, Roger Aston. Many thanks Roger
The trip to the Bideford, Westward Ho and Appledore Railway advertised for tomorrow Saturday 3rd September, 2016 has been reluctantly cancelled owing to the bad weather forecast. However to avoid disappointment we will include this trip in our 2017 programme.
Our last outdoor event for the season will be a visit to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Gala on Saturday 24th September, 2016, advertised on the Outdoor Events Page.
You'll find a couple more pictures of the station, one taken on closure day, the other nearly twenty years later of the level crossing in our section on the S & D. For track diagrams and station photos see pages 68 & 69 of 'A Historical Survey of the S & D by C.W. Judge and C.R. Potts. Many thanks to Barbara.
It mentions four Westerns but I can only see two on the diagram, which shows the following:
Class 52: 1000 (photos), 1005
Class 42: 818 and 825 (on the loco lifting display)
Class 47: 1682
Class 46: 163
Class 37: 6997
Class 31: 5823
Class 33: 6544
Class 25: 7506, 7507
Class 08: 4004
Hope this helps a bit. If I find any notes of other Westerns I'll let you know.
Best wishes, Trevor
<b>Plymouth Railway Circle/RCTS: The Exmoor Ranger 27/3/65</b><br>
Collett 2251 class 0-6-0 No. 3205 hauled two legs of this tour from Ilfracombe to Taunton and thence to Exeter.
Any ideas where this shot was taken?<br>
<i>[Mike Morant collection]</i>