This should be the saga of the Cornish Maintenance train.
It all started when RW &myself realising on Friday morning that the 673J Westbury Down-Camborne had been put into Slopers siding where it stayed all day &all Saturday.Yesterday she was listed as the 2100 Penzance-St.Budeaux and we both were on alert all evening for the movement that never came.Luckily this morning at 6.45am , before walking the dog, I turned the computer on to find she had been activated at 5am Sunday morning to form the 666B 0700 PZ- Westbury Down TC. Having 15 mins to get out of the house & race to Marazion was as you see successful,my wife was put the task of ringing RW who flew from the house during breakfast. What we all do for news!! Regards, Roger Salter.
The things our reporters get up to - sheer devotion to duty - many thanks to you both.
Keith, It is a bit of a mystery, the train went only to Camborne so whether the back 3 empty wagons were off loaded when something happened we don't know. It was then shunted into slopers with most of its load. We understood the loco failed but there was no relief loco nor signs of repair,unless it went into the shed at the dead of night. I am not sure if they can repair 66s at L/R. She certainly left non stop for Westbury well loaded with rail. Roger Salter