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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4425 on: December 18, 2017, 08:04:29 pm »
The Fruit D van is seen passing through Port Perran en route from Truro to Wadebridge and Cant Cove (where it was photographed earlier). The van , containing fresh fruit for the North Cornwall area was attached to an afternoon postal service.


Slightly later at Trepol Bay, we see an Ivatt 2-6-2T about to set off with a special working to Cant Cove via Wadebridge:


« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 08:10:57 pm by port perran »
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4426 on: December 20, 2017, 08:23:31 am »
Following on from the discussion of the relative rarity of 'Large Prairies' in Cornwall. Courtesy of the TARDIS, Cant Cove's official photographer (John Prynne, Chief Accountant of the "Castle Estates") and his assistant were taken back to 1956 to take some photographs of pre-Christmas trains.

Here we see a mixed rake of parcels stock in BR Crimson and Crimson & Cream from a variety's of BR's regions returning from Penmayne to Wadebridge where some will go forward via the WR and the rest the SR.

Here we see the 45xx 'Prairie' at the head of the train. [Prior to renumbering.]

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k3a5ivddtmc8gfv/20171201_133257.jpg?dl=0

Behind it is a Siphon G and a Hawksworth BG.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sy9na1rxgk4w5m9/20171201_133230.jpg?dl=0

Then a Collett BG making the last of the WR portion, the Siphon G will go via Truro to Penzance, the other two via Bodmin Road in the opposite direction.

Followed by a none too clean Crimson Stanier design BG from the LMR, a SR CCT in Crimson and an ER BR Standard BG in Crimson & Cream.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2vy05f5cephc38q/20171201_133213.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4427 on: December 21, 2017, 07:16:48 pm »
Many thanks, Martin, for the two excellent photos. Although designed for carrying fruit (as their name implies), the 'Fruit D' vans seem to have become the WR equivalent of the SR's CCTs being used for parcels.

It's now December 1964 and "Hymeks" are rare but not unknown visitors to North Cornwall whilst the GWS (Bodmin) is still maintaining its fleet of ex-GWR motive power in excellent condition.

Here we see a 'Large Prairie' [yet to be renumbered] piloting a Laira "Hymek" on a long return inter-regional parcels train from Penmayne to Wadebridge.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sr5fbfiv99rsdrc/20171201_135439.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dozb22du16wx9ol/20171201_135421.jpg?dl=0

Behind the "Hymek" is the Fruit D and the infamous dirty WR BR Standard BG followed by the immaculately clean WR Standard GUV, all bound for Port Perran and Truro.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r475d77xo49zm2p/20171201_135130.jpg?dl=0

These are followed by a WR Collett BG and an ER Thompson BG

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2a9760tgsxh0j9s/20171201_135140.jpg?dl=0

Then a LMR GUV

https://www.dropbox.com/s/65rvaf4rq6u2k4v/20171201_135158.jpg?dl=0

A Continental LWB van (returning across the Channel) and an autocoach carrying a party of railway enthusiasts, both vehicles travelling from Penmayne to West Porthsea Quay via Wadebridge and Truro.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aq0e9l4ofz7j00p/20171201_135209.jpg?dl=0

A long train indeed:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xj2oz2qzv1t4bty/20171201_135500.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4428 on: December 21, 2017, 07:56:16 pm »
Thanks for those interesting photographs Chris.
I think the last two are in the wrong order?
Good to see the overview picture of Cant Cove. Will you be working on it over the Christmas break ?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4429 on: December 21, 2017, 08:09:07 pm »
Hi Chris,

Thank you too for the pics and ditto to both of Martin's questions.

Hope you'll still be operating over the Christmas period. Port Regleun/ Tremargat is pretty much guest free so hope to have some 'through' running pics when final bit of my job work is done and last minute PANIC shopping is out of the way.

Not sure if I've said it but Happy Christmas to you and as always looking forward to more updates.

Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4430 on: December 21, 2017, 08:49:23 pm »
Following on from the discussion of the relative rarity of 'Large Prairies' in Cornwall. Courtesy of the TARDIS, Cant Cove's official photographer and his assistant were taken back to 1956 to take some photographs of pre-Christmas trains.

Splendid photographs, Chris, thank you very much.

I must admit to not being a Whovian (hope this is the correct jargon), but really I liked the 1956 photographs.

There's a lot to be said for a Time Machine...

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4431 on: December 21, 2017, 09:34:17 pm »
Following on from the discussion of the relative rarity of 'Large Prairies' in Cornwall. Courtesy of the TARDIS, Cant Cove's official photographer and his assistant were taken back to 1956 to take some photographs of pre-Christmas trains.

Splendid photographs, Chris, thank you very much.

I must admit to not being a Whovian (hope this is the correct jargon), but really I liked the 1956 photographs.

There's a lot to be said for a Time Machine...

Best Wishes.

John
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4432 on: December 21, 2017, 09:58:01 pm »
Thank you, Martin, Chris (Weave), and John.

The Doctor and Susan do play an important role in the 1960s and the TARDIS is, indeed, very useful for going back to particular years within Cant Cove's c.1956-1967 time period.

Did you spot the TARDIS in the first 1956 photo.?

I do hope to do some scenic work on Cant Cove, in January, nothing major. I have an SR style concrete post and wire fence in mind along the front. I have more stock 'needing' silver buffers.

Over Christmas, if I get some free time, I want to finish this summer's story. It would be good to finish last Christmas's story, too, but I cannot promise that as I still have some important admin. tasks to complete.

I stocked up with bottled Christmas beers (British, Czech & German), today. I also bought a new mobile (Samsung Galaxy S7) so plan to take some photos., including a special view, tomorrow, to post. There will be more photos., in January, Chris (Weave), including Christmas specials. I look forward to seeing some trains at Port Regleun/Tremargat. Thank you and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too. I hope to be able to photograph some new trains, in January, too.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4433 on: December 21, 2017, 11:38:07 pm »
Nice pics there Chris, pleased too hear you are getting a samsung S7, it takes excellent pics well my S6 does.

Merry Christmas and all the Best for the New Year :claphappy:
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4434 on: December 22, 2017, 12:00:25 pm »
Thanks, Chris. My Samsung Galaxy S4 died. Here are some photos. taken with my new S7.

First, a long overdue photo. of the arrival of urgently required deliveries of ales and beers from the "Headland Brewery" and fresh produce from Messrs Prisk & Jones" (Fruit & Vegetable Wholesalers), Trepol Bay, to ensure that local outlets have plenty of stock for Christmas, together with the specially painted spare parts vans for the CLPG at Cant Cove and Penmayne. A Shoc-Van for empty bottles brings up the rear.

One of the two local BRC&W Co. Type 3s, D6571, specially cleaned, heads the train, with two Conflats carrying BD Containers belonging to the "Headland Brewery" and Messrs Prisk & Jones", the two stores vans, Extra-LWB Vans (Pallet and Insulated) belonging to the "Headland Brewery" and Messrs Prisk & Jones", then the Shoc-Van and a rather weathered BR Standard Brake Van.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqs852hizvomv2z/20171222_101832%20%281%29.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iqq2yasnss7bpl8/20171222_101847.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtrmaz3wiod10es/20171222_101855.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2dxsq4t96xe4kzj/20171222_101912.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6p20p9z5bfui3gu/20171222_101920.jpg?dl=0

(With a glimpse of what is to come!)

Lastly (for now), an aerial shot of a Bodmin General shedded 4575 'Slope Tank' delivering Christmas supplies for Trevelver Castle. Behind the loco. are two Continental Ferry vans: "Martini" and fresh fruit from Italy (no doubt oranges from Sicily), then a timber van with new oaken benches for the Great Hall, SWB vans belonging to the "Headland Brewery" and Messrs Prisk & Jones", an ancient pre-LMSR van (goods vans being in very short supply at this busy time of year) and a weathered BR Standard Brake Van.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6e2t8meywubho9o/20171222_095552.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4435 on: December 22, 2017, 02:27:19 pm »
Good to see some of the wagons that have worked over from Port Perran and Trepol Bay Chris.
The Headland Brewery have been working flat out in order to meet demand for the new PPP brew.
Messrs Prisk and Jones have been finding it hard to keep up with demand for their seasonal vegetables.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4436 on: December 22, 2017, 02:42:32 pm »
Nice photos with your new phone. 
With kind regards
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4437 on: December 22, 2017, 02:56:33 pm »
Nice photos with your new phone.

Thanks, Laurence. Some are not as sharp as they could be but the depth of colour is better. I took them in a hurry before experimenting with all the new settings.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4438 on: December 22, 2017, 06:06:24 pm »
Nice pics Chris,you will soon get used to the new camera.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4439 on: December 22, 2017, 06:26:36 pm »
+1 to all above. Time now to perfect the already good photos. :thumbsup:
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