Keith, Among all the super photos from Roger and Craig of the weekend work there are no photos of 70804 which was also involved. So here is one of 70804 after it had run round it's train in Truro platform 2 at 23.00 which then meant that the Double Crane wagon was then at the head of the train.
It departed before 60047 ran through with it's train that had run round in Penzance which in turn was to be followed 70810 which as shown in Roger's pictures had ran round in Truro during the afternoon. Best Regards Roger.Many thanks Roger.
Hope you'll all understand - a complicated Saturday!
from Craig Today
Here are some pictures from 30th Jan around St Austell. The various Colas trains working in the Burngullow re-laying site. I was employed on the Ground Frame at St Austell to cross over 9 coalfish from one train to join a later one due to weight issues.
The first train to cross over was hauled by 60047, and it caught a fortunate glimpse of sunlight whilst in the platform. Other trains were photographed during the day at Par, Trewoon & Burngullow. AND we do it all again next weekend too.
All the best for now, Craig Many thanks Craig
Many thanks for this report by John Jackett
Beginning at our furthest west main line terminus at Penzance, the very first slide showed the dual lineage of standard and narrow gauges crisscrossing each other from platform to platform, a signalmans nightmare to the untrained eye! Users of the night sleeper will be pleased to hear that the platform canopy is yet again to be lengthened to accommodate passengers – but that is a huge jump from 1850 to the near future.
Minerals drove the need for rail links / tramways, every port had a direct line, later we were to see that Newquay with its apparent odd present day jetty set in the harbour, had rail connections throughout the County. The changes of Newquay layout were illustrated from 1880, through 1905 and then 1946, showing the Minerals requirement of the harbour tramway, then a 1903 slide of passengers streaming away – with the mineral requirements in decline, tourism brought huge changes. In Truro the terminus was at Newham, another quayside opportunity for seaborn cargoes.
With the Chacewater to Newquay branch line passing through Goonhavern, members were treated to several slides of our heritage past. This line in particular showed off the many still familiar Polgoda style waiting room shelters at the various Halts from Mount Hawke onwards.
Moving ever East and North, the very earliest County railway connected to Bodmin general by 1834, linking today at Bodmin Parkway by the Bodmin & Wenford line. It wasn`t until 1859 that the main-line as we know it today, connected through via the recently refurbished Royal Albert Bridge between Saltash and Plymouth.
Many thanks Paul
From David Tozer
A little lucky today. I managed photographs of the GWR liveried HST and the only Class 150/2 treated so far. 43187/188 a on the 0645 Penzance - Paddington. This was then followed by the 0800 Cardiff - Paignton which had 150232 on the rear. 150232 made it's first foray into Devon yesterday with a trip to Paignton. In addition the 1025 Exeter (St David's) - London Waterloo operated by South West Trains also had a unit in a new livery 159102. Regards Dave Many thanks David