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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 420706 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4710 on: June 08, 2018, 07:30:57 am »
 :greatpicturessign: Chris, of an unusual loco in action.  :thankyousign:

Good to see that you have got direct access back for your pictures too!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4711 on: June 08, 2018, 08:47:26 pm »
:greatpicturessign: Chris, of an unusual loco in action.  :thankyousign:

Good to see that you have got direct access back for your pictures too!
:hellosign: Gotta agree  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4712 on: June 09, 2018, 03:48:08 pm »
Thank you, Keith and Derek. I plan to post some more pictures this coming week.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4713 on: June 10, 2018, 08:49:08 pm »
:greatpicturessign: Chris, of an unusual loco in action.  :thankyousign:

Good to see that you have got direct access back for your pictures too!
:hellosign: Gotta agree  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

Me too; thank you for the excellent photographs of an interesting engine.  A three cylinder 0-8-0T will be vastly superior to a diesel shunting locomotive.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4714 on: June 11, 2018, 07:18:13 pm »
Thank you, John. The Z 0-8-0's ability to act as station pilot, heat coaches, and take the heavier goods trains up (and back down) the Castle Branch, makes it more useful than the Drewry 0-6-0 shunter. However, in the summer timetable, the Drewry is required at Penmayne, all day, as Station Pilot, being joined by a 57xx 0-6-0PT, for the morning as the second Station Pilot. The 57xx is, usually, a BR SR one from Wadebridge but it can be a BR WR one from St. Blazey, too, and these do, of course, pass through Cant Cove.

In preparation for the start of the 1961 Summer timetable (Monday, 19th June to Sunday, 10th September 1961), volunteers from the Cant Cove, Penmayne,  and Bodmin branches of the CLPG and GWS have been out cleaning and polishing local locos. and painting their buffers silver in BR SR "Royal" style. Even some of the local rolling stock has received silver buffers after, also, going through Penmayne's newly installed BR coach washing plant. Cant Cove's official photographer has been out taking photos.

The formation of trains on local routes will, as usual, be increased for the summer timetable (and reduced again for the winter). One longstanding problem of the seasonal traffic was that winter travellers on local services got better, newer stock than the veterans 'dug out' from the sidings for the summer. This year, with much newer stock being rendered surplus, elsewhere, by DMUs and BR Standard stock, yet with plenty of economic life in it, this is changing. Already surplus BR Standard Suburban coaches have been drafted in to add to the WR B Stock twins. More ex-GWR autocoaches, in a variety of liveries, are also being overhauled to work with push-pull fitted 4575s as well as the smaller 64xx and 14xx locos. This should enable quicker reversals of direction as well as increased capacity on popular trains.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4715 on: June 12, 2018, 08:25:18 am »
Loking forward to pictures of trains working to the new timetable.
Rumour has it that a new locomotive is due to appear in North Cornwall.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4716 on: June 12, 2018, 04:03:14 pm »
Cant Cove's official photographer and his beautiful assistant were up early to see some of the special trains being run to prepare for the start of the 1961 Summer timetable.

First, they photographed immaculate 43xx 2-6-0 6397 (of 83E, St Blazey, October 1952 to August 1959 and, later preserved by the GWS, Bodmin, after a Heavy General Overhaul at Swindon Works and now on an operational lease to BR WR, as required) on the trial run of the strengthened 9AM from Bodmin Road to Penmayne (Cant Cove: 9.49-9.51) conveying Sleeper(s) and, instead of the usual solitary BCK, it now has a CK+BSK, as well as the customary BR Crimson Siphon G of mail, detached from the 11:50PM ex-Paddington Sleeper which stops at Bodmin Road 8:53 to 8:55AM (1962). The two Hawksworth coaches in immaculate BR Crimson & Cream are provided as a substitute for the usual BR Standard BCK (according to bookings) in the same livery but, here, only a BR Standard Second Class Sleeper (a Composite Sleeper can be substituted or added according to bookings) in BR Lined Maroon, is included. Additionally, instead of including passenger accommodation Friday's only, in the Summer Timetable, the Penmayne through passenger portion off the 11:50PM ex-Paddington Sleeper, runs 7-days a week (but without Sleeper(s) on Sundays). Outside the Summer, only the Siphon G runs through to Penmayne, the BR Crimson & Cream BCK being added to the Siphon G at Bodmin Road only for local passengers to Wadebridge, Cant Cove, and Penmayne.











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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4717 on: June 12, 2018, 09:32:32 pm »
Crew refresher training saw the use of some double-headed trains. The BR WR 10.57 return working from Penmayne to Wadebridge (11.06, 11.09), Bodmin General and Bodmin Road (arr. 11.47) is, normally, worked by a 45xx and a B Set but the B Set has, temporarily, been replaced by a similar BR Standard Suburban set in BR Crimson but with some added goods stock which will be detached at Wadebridge and taken on to the vehicles' final destination of Trepol Bay, plus a BR WR BG in Crimson & Cream, W80657, for Withy Junction, Somerset. A GWS (Bodmin) preserved Large Prairie being used for refresher training was added at Penmayne and the locos'. crews changed places before departure.















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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4718 on: June 13, 2018, 07:04:23 am »
Crew refresher training saw the use of some double-headed trains.
I started with a misunderstanding, Chris.  I thought the refresher training was being done at Crewe  :no:
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4719 on: June 13, 2018, 08:08:39 am »
Crewe products are not unknown on BR SR:



Class 33 D6523 piloting Ivatt 41312 at Corfe Castle on 4.57pm ex-Wareham service 03 08 1964 - Alistair F Nisbet
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4720 on: June 13, 2018, 02:22:43 pm »
BTW, the first coach has modern two-tone horns mounted on the roof because S6679S was the driving brake composite from ex-Maunsell Push-Pull set 610. A couple of these PP sets were fitted in 1963 with air horns replacing the whistle. Set 604 was another one. It was thought that it was more in keeping with the DEMUs and diesel locos (later Class 33s) that these sets were working alongside. By the time of this photo (August 1964, at Corfe Castle) PP working had ceased (in May 1964)...this coach or the one from 604 were also seen running as loco-hauled stock on the Hayling Island branch in late 1963. 613 also had air horns fitted from 1963.

I'd really like one of these modern BR SR rebuilt (1959) Maunsell 2-car push-pull sets (600-619) (they had a cab front like an SR DEMU), although they were only used in Devon and not Cornwall. Maybe someone will make a 2MM Scale 3D print of the body and another of the chassis? Some lasted until November 1964.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4721 on: June 13, 2018, 02:38:05 pm »
Until I have a BR Maunsell Push-Pull sets, I can only reproduce such a photo. with my Dapol Class 33 and one of my pair of Ivatt 2-6-2Ts plus one of my Maunsell 2P sets.

However, the Ivatt 2-6-2Ts, 41275 and 41295 (the last to be shedded at Wadebridge), were only allocated to Wadebridge shed (72F, 84E) from January 1963 to June 1964. Also used were 41272 (the 7,000th engine built at Crewe) and 41320.

Ivatt 2-6-2Ts were allocated, though, at Exmouth Junction (72A, 83D) from 1952 to 1965, so could have appeared in North Cornwall before 1963.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4722 on: June 14, 2018, 10:18:16 am »
Commissioning the North Cornwall Pasty Co. to bake giant Cornish pasties to generate publicity for Cornwall is one of the promotional stunts that the advertising firm of Trevelver and Guillou (Wadebridge and London), alias our good friends, leading "Chelsea Girls", Sylvia and Eli, who help local companies with advertising, branding, and marketing advice, will organise, this summer, at both Paddington AND Waterloo, of course.



Photos. of the distinctive orange-liveried North Cornwall Pasty Co. vans passing through Cant Cove in BR SR and WR trains will be posted shortly!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4723 on: June 14, 2018, 10:31:04 am »
Unfortunately, due to sidings crowded with additional coaches brought in for the summer services, there was a shunting mishap with two of the local Maunsell 2P local passenger sets and a scratch set had to be formed from the two undamaged coaches. The unusual combination of a BR SR Green BSK and a BR SR BR Crimson & Cream BCK, hauled by one of Wadebridge's two ex-WR pannier tanks (4666, 4694), is seen here at Cant Cove, forming the 06.42 from Penmayne, 06.46a, 06.48d Cant Cove, 06.55a, 06.58d Wadebridge to Bodmin General (BR WR), 07.20. This is one of the BR SR services diverted from Bodmin North (BR SR). This explains its tail load of a WR Siphon G in BR Maroon which is going to General for loading.






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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4724 on: June 14, 2018, 11:27:00 am »
Loking forward to pictures of trains working to the new timetable.
Rumour has it that a new locomotive is due to appear in North Cornwall.

Thanks, Martin. Already Z Class 30956 has arrived, so enthusiasts are wondering what the next new loco. could be? The CLPG has stated that two other ex-SR locos. are still in Eastleigh Works, unfortunately, with a third in the queue outside the works. It's hoped that the next two will appear before August.

 

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