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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4410 on: December 11, 2017, 08:53:47 pm »
Local (83D, Plymouth Laira, 'de facto' sub-shedded to St Blazey, 83E) North British Type 2 diesel-hydaulic D6326 has recently been photographed on two special goods services organised by the Wadebridge Yardmaster to clear siding space for the new PO goods stock expected from Port Perran and Trepol Bay.

The first train was a short one formed of surplus BR goods stock which will be replaced by the new PO goods stock, plus a "North Cornwall Pasty Co." goods van with a 'Wadebridge' ex-LNER SWB Brake Van which will be replaced at Wadebridge before the train departs for its final destination.


The same loco. also departed with a train of pre-BR goods stock.

Unfortunately, there was still some early morning mist when the first photograph was taken.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jxkcj2keu6gb6xy/20171126_110740.jpg?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/cqbf7k2auingm66/20171126_110802.jpg?dl=0


Local 'locospotters' had great excitement in Brawton today as Western Region NBL 'Type 2' Diesel Hydraulic No. D6326 worked a train of preserved pre-Nationalisation goods rolling stock.  This train was photographed at Cant Cove (SR) on 26 November.


[D6326 rolls its train of preserved rolling stock into Brawton Down Main platform]
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4411 on: December 11, 2017, 09:16:26 pm »
Many thanks, John, for this nice photo. The CLPG (Cant Cove) and the GWS (Bodmin) is always very pleased to see their restoration work appreciated. The crew of D6326 were very pleased with the performance of their loco. on the journey from North Cornwall, a tribute to the skilled fitters of St. Blazey depot who are now very experienced at looking after the 'Baby Warships'.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4412 on: December 12, 2017, 08:00:13 pm »
Another jaunt in the biplane to photograph pre-Christmas specials passing through Cant Cove. It's 1964 and BR Standard 2-6-4T 80097, on loan to North Cornwall and specially cleaned by the CLPG, heads an SR parcels train incorporating a WR portion from Port Perran and Truro at the rear which it added at Wadebridge.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/77pe0hdei194p45/20171201_130528.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4413 on: December 12, 2017, 08:37:01 pm »
Thank you for these interesting photographs, Chris.  I rather like the BR '4MT' 2-6-4T locomotives.  I know 80002 best and have seen a good few of the other survivors, but not, as yet, '97.

Thanks again and all good wishes.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4414 on: December 12, 2017, 08:50:50 pm »
Thank you for these interesting photographs, Chris.  I rather like the BR '4MT' 2-6-4T locomotives.  I know 80002 best and have seen a good few of the other survivors, but not, as yet, '97.

Thanks again and all good wishes.

John

Thank you, John. They have long been among my favourite locomotives. Imagine my disappointment when I saw the Lima version and had been expecting an N Scale version of the Wrenn model!

Eventually, my BR Standard 4MTs will be detailed and renumbered as North Cornwall ones: 80036, 80037, 80041 and 80064. (None are the very latest models but are the later Chinese-made ones.) '37 and '41, later ran on the S&D, based at Templecombe shed.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4415 on: December 12, 2017, 08:53:59 pm »
Thanks for the very nice photos Chris.
I too like the Standard 4s.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4416 on: December 12, 2017, 09:58:24 pm »
Nice pics Chris, I like the 4mt's too good loco, I have 80119 which I intend to renumber to one in the local area. Its also one of my best slow running locos with a Ct decoder fitted.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4417 on: December 13, 2017, 09:15:07 pm »
Cant Cove's photographer is hoping for better weather, next week, so he can finish his roll of colour film and have printed the pictures of the special goods trains from Port Perran and Trepol Bay and to Durscombe and Withy Junction, as well as the special passenger and parcels trains.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4418 on: December 13, 2017, 09:59:18 pm »
Nice pics Chris, I like the 4MT's too good loco, I have 80119 which I intend to renumber to one in the local area. It is also one of my best slow running locos with a Ct decoder fitted.

Thanks, Chris. I have not, yet, succumbed to buying one of the new Graham Farish 372-536 N Gauge Class 4MT Tank 80119 BR Lined Black Late Crest, like yours, but a new one from TrackShack saving £26.24 off the list price, paying ONLY £93.71 and getting FREE UK Next Day Delivery (in my case to Wickness for DCC fitting), is a bargain. I may sell one of my older ones instead of having it DCC-fitted.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4419 on: December 13, 2017, 10:28:31 pm »
I have a earlier one has well, bought before I bought 80119 which was converted for me by Digitrains, it has a Digitrax  Dz125 decoder, it runs ok but not has good has 80119. Get Wickness to fit a good decoder for you,do not skimp, it will be worth it.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4420 on: December 17, 2017, 07:20:53 pm »
Thanks, Chris. I always ask Douglas to fit the best DCC chip; nearly all are fitted with Lenz Silver Minis for the best slow-sped performance.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4421 on: December 17, 2017, 07:25:52 pm »
A very unusual train was photographed leaving Cant Cove for Penmayne, near Cant Cove bridge. An ex-GWR diesel railcar with an autocoach was allocated for a Wadebridge-Penmayne off-peak service but was combined with an additional parcels train headed by a 'Large Prairie'.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/or0fdm2dl4g3pse/20171201_133145.jpg?dl=0

Behind the autocoach is a 'Fruit D' van from Port Perran and Truro and one of the experimental extra-long BR Standard BGs in WR stock from Paddington and Bodmin.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4422 on: December 17, 2017, 07:49:14 pm »
Two very interesting and unusual photographs.
Thanks Chris - itís good to see rare workings in the area.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4423 on: December 17, 2017, 07:50:47 pm »
Excellent pictures, thank you, Chris.  An easy load for the 'Large Prairie'!  I don't have my Observer's Book of British Railway Locomotives to hand, but I recall these locomotives were GWR Power Class 'D'.

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« Reply #4424 on: December 17, 2017, 09:01:45 pm »
Thank you, Martin and John. The 'Large Prairies' were rated 4MT by BR, so equivalent to the BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4Ts and were too powerful for regular use in Cornwall only a few being allocated and, I think, mainly used for Summer services which did load heavily in the early 1960s. (83D Laira, 83E St. Blazey, and 83F Truro had a few, but not after 1960.) Normally, the ex-GWR, ex-LMSR and BR Standard 2-6-2Ts were quite sufficient. The larger BR Standard 2-6-4Ts not appearing until 1962. However, I've always liked all of the above tank engines.

The ex-GWR diesel railcars were limited to towing one coach and North Cornwall is hilly so the 'Large Prairie' would have been welcome to assist with such a heavy tail load.
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