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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #180 on: July 11, 2017, 07:03:18 pm »
Just to balance things out a few pictures of the Trepol Bay part of the layout:

First, a Class 22 approaches Trepol Bay from Wadebridge with the early evening milk empties.


Later followed by a 64xx on a local passenger from Wadebridge to Truro.


An 04 shunts the harbour whilst a Standard 4 leaves Trepol Bay bound towards Wadebridge. An M7 wailts in the station area.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #181 on: July 11, 2017, 07:14:55 pm »
Many thanks, Martin, for another excellent set of photos.

I hope to continue the delayed story in a few days, probably, next week. However, if you can describe how Sergeant Tom Dickinson arranges to meet with Susan Tregowan somewhere safe and secluded and bring backs what he has learnt from her (which I will describe, soon: what is in Fiddler's giant locked trunk) to DI Rule, at "The Station Hotel", Cant Cove, that would be great.

You can also, if you wish, describe what the "Chelsea Girls" and their RN friends get up to in Port Perran.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #182 on: July 11, 2017, 10:32:40 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for the latest  :greatpicturessign: always good to see
       regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #183 on: July 14, 2017, 07:53:26 pm »
The station at Port Perran , even in the early 1960s , retains a typical Great Western feel. However the station sees a wide variety of motive power including various SR types working to and fro from Wadebridge to Truro.
This evening saw A Battle of Britain pacific at the head of a two coach local heading towards Truro. The Pacific will just fit onto the turntable at Truro thus relieving the crew of an uncomfortable tender first run back to SR territory :


Thirty minutes later an N mogul passes through heading for Truro with an early evening parcels working. The 45xx will later head for Newquay with a two coach local:

The ex GW atmosphere is restored some 20 minutes later as a commendably clean 14XX tank rumbles through headed for Trepol Bay harbour with two toad brake vans. The 14XX is held at the platform as the 45xx departs with its Newquay train:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #184 on: July 14, 2017, 08:46:38 pm »
Love it :heart2:
Thanks for the great pics, Martin

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #185 on: July 14, 2017, 10:40:20 pm »
 :hellosign:  Top notch Martin, thanks for sharing
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #186 on: July 21, 2017, 08:19:55 pm »
The coming days are expected to be very busy on the railways of North and West Cornwall.
The competition to discover the best samphire grass and the rivalry between the finest chefs of Cornwall and the North West of England has really caught the imagination of the public (and press) in Cornwall  and much further afield.
Such has been the interest that all available rooms within a 40 mile radius of Cant Cove are now fully booked.
A number of special trains are being run in conjunction with the event with perhaps the most unusual being this ensemble heading through Trepol Bay en route to Wadebridge and Cant Cove:

The train locomotive is , most unusually, a black liveried 61xx which has just arrived in Cornwall after overhaul at Swindon. The train itself includes a French carriage having arrived at Falmouth conveying distinguished guests from Izaro and Brittany. The SR restaurant car has been included as the guests will be served a gourmet meal during the course of their journey through Cornwall. The forieign travellers are special guests of Lord and Lady Trevelver. the train includes a van of French beer and wine to be served diring the semi final and final of the chef competition.
Several other special trains will be run during the course of the next day or so.
The Royal Navy, having a special and long lasting association with Cornwall are sponsors of the competition and as such, Admiral Tregowan along with other RN dinitaries will be present at the finals. The Navy guests are being accommodated at the Cornish Arms at Port Perran having arrived by bus from Plymouth RN base


The two buses are seen having just arrived at the Cornish Arms where the navy personnel were greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #187 on: July 22, 2017, 10:08:41 am »
Thank you, Martin, for the update and the excellent photos. Photos. of this special train arriving at Cant Cove are expected, next week, along with other specials. The 61xx is one of the Large Prairies overhauled at Swindon Works as part of the purchases of the GWS for use in the Summer after the coming official end of BR WR steam in Cornwall.
Unfortunately, the cub reporter, (covering for the regular reporter who was on his annual holiday), got his notes a bit jumbled. The Continental Ferry Van, normally used to bring imported fruit to Cornwall, had been 'borrowed' to bring fresh Breton produce for Trevelver Castle and the best artisanal cidre, as well as top quality French wine. With all the guests in the area, local stocks were very low. Whilst the RN bus had indeed come up from Plymouth, its passengers had arrived in a reserved carriage on a regular BR SR express at Wadebridge, many getting on at Plymouth, whilst Admiral Tregowan had boarded at Waterloo, after a top secret meeting at the Ministry of Defence. Whilst the junior naval officers were, to their delight, accommodated at Trepol Bay, where the RN bus, (now based at the small RN depot at Penmayne), took them, from Wadebridge station, the Admiral was a guest at Trevelver Castle, the sponsorship of the chefs' competition providing perfect cover for his top secret meeting at the Castle. Most of the "Chelsea Girls" were also staying at the "Cornish Arms", Trepol Bay where they could meet their off-duty officer friends. However, Sylvia and Eli were unable to join them as they were needed to help Sylvia's mother, Lady Penelope, look after the VIPs from Brittany and Izaro whilst ensuring they did not see or hear anything of the top secret discussions taking place in a secluded part of the ancient building or that any of the attractive female guests bumped into the randy archaeologist. DCI Snapper had also been briefed about the secret meetings at the Castle but was more concerned with working with the local DI (Rule) to bring the villians to justice knowing, now, that they seemed to be completely unaware of the sensational discovery at the archaeological 'dig'. Nevertheless, the two police detectives had still to fully understand just what Fiddler and the Cornish brothers were up to, despite the excellent work of Susan Tregowan, (no relation to the Admiral).
It was set to be a very hectic weekend.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #188 on: July 22, 2017, 12:12:49 pm »
It's good to see the story back on track (excuse the pun) again.
With kind regards
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #189 on: July 22, 2017, 02:17:27 pm »
After a delicious lunch of Cornish home cooking, the RN bus and the hired motor coach took the RN officers and the "Chelsea Girls" to join Sylvia and Eli for the Beachcombers afternoon open air concert in the grounds of Trevelver Castle, from the "Cornish Arms", before attending the grand dinner in the evening.
The Admiral had attended the same prep. school as Lord Trevelver who had to remind himself not to call the naval officer by his schoolboy name of 'Stinky'!
Relations between Lord Trevelver and the Lord Lieutenant were very cool as the later thought his host a dangerous radical for his refusal to accept the traditional ways of a landed lord and working with anyone who could be helpful, including local union representatives. Lord Trevelver, in turn, could not understand why his guest could not see the need for innovative thinking to promote a successful Cornish economy and integrated transport network including both of the BR Regions. His wife's opinion of the Lord Lieutenant is best left unsaid! However, relations between the two men had always been bad as they had been both enemies at public school and rivals for the hand of Penelope.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #190 on: July 22, 2017, 07:37:45 pm »
Lengthy goods trains are rare in North/West Cornwall with trains usually limited to 4 or 5 wagons on local duties. This evening's train however (though not long by main line standards) was unusual in that it is composed almost entirely of brewery vehicles headed towards Wadebridge (and on to Cant Cove) conveying ales for consumption by visitors to the popular chef competition.   The train is hauled by a the celebrity T9 in LSWR livery preserved and maintained by the Cornwall Locomotive Preservation Group :
https://youtu.be/vNHt5OiTrcI
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #191 on: July 23, 2017, 08:38:21 am »
Lovely Photo's Martin, has taken me a while to catch up with all the the storylines, but has been a terrific read, well done to you & Chris for captivating us all with the intrigue and mystery that abounds :)

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« Reply #192 on: July 23, 2017, 10:10:36 pm »
Hello.  Many thanks for the continuing story Martin & (Chris) super video, thanks for sharing
        regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #193 on: July 24, 2017, 08:58:39 am »
Many thanks for the excellent video, Martin. The three leading light blue vans are "Castle Estates" ones conveying a variety of fresh local produce for the Trevelver Castle kitchens.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #194 on: July 24, 2017, 07:30:25 pm »
Many thanks for the excellent video, Martin. The three leading light blue vans are "Castle Estates" ones conveying a variety of fredh local produce for the Trevelver Castle kitchens.
Ah...I get muddled between the light and dark blue of Castle Estates and Brewery.
Dark blue for the brewery!
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