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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 11:28:34 pm »
Hi There Martin, nice to see you have combined your two layouts together, great pics of life at PortPerran/Trepol bay.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 10:42:17 am »
Rumours are rife  amongst linesiders in North and West Cornwall that the local 14XX tank which has been a resident of Truro shed for many years working local passenger turns at off peak times (when a single autocoach suffices) is heading off to Swindon works for a heavy general overhaul and thence on to pastures new.
it is strongly rumoured that the black liveried 14XX will be replaced by a similar machine fresh from overhaul and a full repaint into green livery.

It is further rumoured that, during the Summer timetable, a BR Lined Green 14xx plus a BR Livery GWR design autocoach will be running between Penmayne and Port Perran on special enthusiast charters. The 14xx will be substituted by a similarly liveried 64xx (to cope with the gradients) if bookings require more than one autocoach. An onboard service of locally sourced light refreshments will be served by the "Chelsea Girls". Special preview runs have been arranged for publicity purposes by Sylvia and Eli in co-operation with BR WR and the CLPG.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 01:51:42 pm »
Port Perran and Trepol Bay are bidding farewell to a couple of old friends.
First we see the ex GW railcar heading an enthusiasts special through Trepol Bay en-route from Wadebridge to Truro. From Truro the loco will head to Swindon for overhaul:

Secondly we see a pair of 14XX tanks at the head of a B Set heading towards Port Perran. The green liveried locomotive has just arrived in the area as a replacement for its black cousin which is also heading to Seindon for overhaul:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 02:05:16 pm »
Thank you very much, Martin, for another pair of excellent photos. The GWS (Bodmin) is very grateful to its friends at Port Perran for looking after it's preserved GWR diesel railcar and is looking forward to welcoming it back, later this summer, after a full mechanical overhaul [DCC-fitting by Douglas of Wickness Models]. The GWS, not to mention Sylvia, is also looking forward, this summer, to welcoming preserved 1419 from a similar full mechanical overhaul, this summer.

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2017, 09:04:57 pm »
As a result of engineering work near Newquay earlier today, there have been some unusual locomotives rostered to trains.
First we have a Q1 at the head of a broccoli secial heading through Port Perran headed for Wadebridgeand hence on to Plymouth. The prarie will follow with a local to Trepol Bay later:

And unusually the evening Wadebridge to Truro formed of SR stock is worked through Trepol Bay by a Manor 4-6-0 in place of the usual N Class mogul :
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2017, 11:40:53 pm »
Hello thanks for the :greatpicturessign:  Martin, looking awesome as usual
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2017, 06:28:03 am »
Thanks for a couple of really evocative pictures, Martin.  They are very clear and portray the scene admirably.  I really must buy my new camera soon!
With kind regards
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2017, 05:01:02 pm »
Thank you, Martin, for another pair of excellent photos. of interesting trains. Similar broccoli specials have been run from Penmayne and Cant Cove (for the "Castle Estates").

Despite the excellent sunny weather, Cant Cove's official photographer and his charming lady assistant are both away at a sales and marketing conference in Somerset with Sylvia and Eli, supported by the "Chelsea Girls", so no photos. for a while longer. (The conference is to promote the purchase, lease and use of the new Extra-LWB rail goods vehicles by local companies within the region, nationwide, and across the Channel, too.)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2017, 08:25:14 pm »
Another unusual locomotive working this evening sees Standard 4 80130 at the head of the 18.10 Wadebridge to Truro milk train working to Truro via Trepol Bay, Port Perran and Chacewater. This train is normally in the hands of a D63xx diesel or an ex GW prarie. It is thought that the Standard is deputising for a failed hydraulic.
We see the train just leaving the girder bridge over  Penwinnick Creek. The train will take the station avoiding line at Port Perran. On arrival at Truro the milk tanks will be added to the evening St Erth to Kensington milk worked to Plymouth by a Truro Grange and onwards towards London by a Laira Castle:


The stag beneath the bridge looks wary but the pigs (one of which is a prize Gloucester Old Spot) seem unconcerned!
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2017, 08:37:59 pm »
Thanks for another very nice photo., Martin, of an interesting train. The BR Standard 4MTs are rumoured to be planned to replace the 'N' Class 2-6-0s, in the future. The local SR crew think highly of them.

It was good to see the pigs enjoying the sunny weather (I knew they were on the layout) but had not seen them, before.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2017, 08:48:44 pm »
Don't forget the stag lurking beneath the bridge Chris!
Rumours are rife that BR (W) are considering trialling a new locomotive type on the line from Truro to Wadebridge in the very near future............

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2017, 09:02:00 pm »
Ah, yes, the stag looks very good, too, Martin. Some of the stag's relatives can be found in the extensive grounds of Trevelver Castle.

I wonder what the mystery loco. could be?

In 1961, BR SR and WR combined to upgrade the line from Bodmin Road-Wadebridge-Penmayne but the work was stopped at Cant Cove after the Chairman of the new British Railways Board, Richard Beeching, ordered a halt to such investment pending a full review of the rail network. Consequently, locos. are still, usually, changed at Wadebridge as the bridge over the inlet to Cant Cove does not allow anything heavier than a Bulleid Light Pacific, 43XX or a "Hymek" to be used on to Penmayne.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2017, 06:21:59 pm »
The new locomotive allocated to duties on the Truro to Wadebridge line has made its debut today amidst some secrecy. Luckily, a local enthusiast was at the lineside and managed a few photos. He is currently in the darkroom so hopefully the identity of the loco will be revealed very soon.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2017, 06:33:55 pm »
And here are the first photographs of ........6803 Bucklebury Grange, very recently drafted into West Cornwall and allocated to Truro depot.

First a close up on the approach to Port Perran with a train from Wadebridge to Truro.

Entering a busy Port Perran with the same train.

The earlier. Outbound(Truro to Wadebridge) train at Trepol Bay.

Finally, an unusual sight. Two ex GW 4-6-0s at the ex SR station at Trepol Bay.
The other loco is 7819 Hinton Manor.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2017, 06:39:41 pm »
Thanks for the excellent photos. of the new arrival, Martin. A very appropriate type of loco. for Cornwall. I'm still planning to buy a Dapol "Grange" myself, in the future.

Truro had a number of "Granges" allocated in the 1950s and early 1960s. The last being 6854, in 1961.

St. Blazey also had a number of "Granges" allocated in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The last three (1961) being: 6825, 6875, and 6812.

The "Grange" will come in very useful for the Summer timetable services. (I had guessed that the new addition would be a "Grange" in this livery.)
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