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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4635 on: April 09, 2018, 09:31:13 pm »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: Thanks for the latest photos Chris
      regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4636 on: April 14, 2018, 05:31:50 pm »
My apologies. The weather was bad, yesterday, and I was busy. However, here are some photos. of the Enthusiasts' brake van trip from Penmayne to Wadebridge as part of the recent 'Steamy and Foamy Ale Weekend'. Alas, the booked GWS (Bodmin) GWR livery pannier tank was failed on shed (and no fitters could be found because they were either out or in local pubs) so one of Wadebridge's BR 350 bhp diesel-electric shunters had to be substituted, instead. A connecting Enthusiasts' brake van trip from Wadebridge to Trepol Bay was laid on for the most dedicated railway enthusiasts.

Here we see the powerful diesel shunter (to be renumbered as D4007) with the first of the vacuum-brake fitted brake vans, a rather grimy BR Standard followed by one of the ex-SR 20-Ton Brake Vans usually used for trains traversing the very steep Trepol Bay harbour line incline.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p95fp45f6ivrpwi/2018-04-06%2014.47.42.jpg?dl=0

These are followed by a clean BR Standard, ex-SR 'Pillbox', and ex-GWR "Toad".

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t5cbk40uhi7wix9/2018-04-06%2014.47.17.jpg?dl=0

Then a second ex-GWR "Toad", an ex-LMSR 20-ton, two 'Wadebridge' SWB ex-LNER "Toad E"s, and an ex-SR 'Queen Mary' bogie brake van (supplement charged)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/njfk4l86j5wpsm1/2018-04-06%2014.47.24.jpg?dl=0

The rest of the train is formed of three non-fitted brake vans, a BR Standard, a 'Wadebridge' "Toad E" and a very dirty ex-SR 'Pillbox' van.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hg0geqvtkii9s1f/2018-04-06%2014.47.32.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/779wel4bg58z1ec/2018-04-06%2014.46.55.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ymgeu33sl997u63/2018-04-06%2014.47.04.jpg?dl=0
« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 06:39:43 pm by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4637 on: April 14, 2018, 06:33:34 pm »
That train has some very good brakes.  There should be no problem stopping it.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4638 on: April 14, 2018, 07:43:55 pm »
Great pictures Chris.
Brake van specials always seem to go down well with enthusiasts.
You have a goodly collection there.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4639 on: April 14, 2018, 08:53:34 pm »
Another nice stock list........... Loving your "weekend" specials - great excuse for Rule 1
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4640 on: April 14, 2018, 10:24:57 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Chris, nice collection of brake vans
      regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4641 on: April 14, 2018, 10:26:54 pm »
Wow Chris quite a collection of brake vans,looking good.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4642 on: April 18, 2018, 07:49:49 pm »
News of the scheduled arrival of B12/3 4-6-0 No. 1565 in 1946 LNER livery at Wadebridge on a special train from Penzance to Bristol via Redruth, Port Perran, Trepol Bay, Wadebridge and then on to Exeter via the North Cornwall line was conveyed in strictest confidence to a group of wealthy Scottish rail enthusiasts in enough time for them to book a VIP special from Edinburgh to Wadebridge via Newcastle, York, Doncaster, Grantham, Nottingham, Rugby, Banbury, Oxford, Reading, Basingstoke, Templecombe, and Exeter. An epic journey but in great comfort. A specially cleaned and specially requested Bulleid Light Pacific 'Battle of Britain' No. 34064 "Fighter Command" took their train of BR Lined Maroon coaches from Banbury where the Light Pacific replaced the ER loco.

After arrival at Wadebridge, the now empty train was taken on to Penmayne for cleaning and restocking ready for the return journey.

Here we see No. 34064 "Fighter Command" and its train passing through Cant Cove, the Exeter train crew having been relieved by Wadebridge men.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rvkwpc9vu8j3om8/2018-04-18%2011.47.01.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ch04yo1gamhwr5j/2018-04-18%2011.46.11.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2ymha1kmxp946j/2018-04-18%2011.46.22.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ycobvhqvix6akw9/2018-04-18%2011.46.27.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s0ug3pcjo0ooa3w/2018-04-18%2011.46.35.jpg?dl=0

Behind "Fighter Command" is BR Standard RFO E3, RU E1926, two FKs: E13030 and E13245, plus a Gresley design BSK E10076E. The BSK was worked through from Perthshire with its guard's compartment full of local produce (much in liquid form).

The distinguished passengers had all met up in Edinburgh and enjoyed a magnificent luncheon before boarding their special First Class train.

During the long journey south, plans were first discussed to form the Perthshire Railway Preservation Society and a short list of possible locations drawn up of lines rumoured to be on the closure list.

The now empty Restaurant Car will be restocked from lists telegraphed to "The Station Hotel", Cant Cove, and the "Station Hotel", Trepol Bay.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3wdd538qcmtp1gt/2018-04-18%2011.46.43.jpg?dl=0

The train passes through Cant Cove without stopping.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4251e1y8uf83e7q/2018-04-18%2011.47.21.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4643 on: April 18, 2018, 11:53:30 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the really   :greatpicturessign: Chris, 34064 looks splendid with the well travelled coaches   :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4644 on: April 19, 2018, 04:18:56 pm »
The cleaners have certainly done a very good job woth the BB.
Looks splendid.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4645 on: April 19, 2018, 08:23:37 pm »
Thank you, Chris, Derek and Martin, as well as everyone who liked the photos. (We're now in 1961.)

Shortly after 34064 passed through Cant Cove with the ER special, a 45xx, No.  4565 (83E, St. Blazey), with the regular B Set, was photographed at Cant Cove on a WR Bodmin Road-Wadebridge-Penmayne service with, added at Wadebridge, a tail load of goods stock (a van in the dark green livery of "Messrs Prisk & Jones" (Fruit & Vegetable Wholesalers), Trepol Bay; a black with gold triangle "Headland Brewery", Port Perran van; and a Conflat carrying insulated containers of fresh fish and shell fish landed at Trepol Bay) containing food and drink supplies to replenish the Restaurant car. A "Castle Brewery" van was sent by a preceding scheduled passenger train.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2iy7hds1ypkuxaa/2018-04-19%2016.26.11.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xrveb2sx44myyby/2018-04-19%2016.25.57.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eij2wxlv6wrl12d/2018-04-19%2016.25.35.jpg?dl=0

That was just some of my model brake van collection, Chris. I co-ordinated my list with Martin and others for 'through' running, and can match almost every type and livery up to c.1968 (even into the "Railfreight" period beyond that).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4646 on: April 19, 2018, 08:32:17 pm »
Thank you for that interesting photo of an everyday North Cornwall train.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4647 on: April 19, 2018, 08:40:26 pm »
Thank you for that interesting photo of an everyday North Cornwall train.

Thank you, Martin. The goods stock was added at Wadebridge having been transferred from a regular Trepol Bay-Wadebridge service.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4648 on: April 19, 2018, 08:54:34 pm »
Weekdays, a regular parcels, mail and express goods train leaves Penmayne for Wadebridge and is seen passing through Cant Cove. At Wadebridge, the train is divided into portions for Exeter (and onwards), Bodmin Road (and onwards) plus for adding to the early evening train from Wadebridge to Truro via Trepol Bay, Newquay, Port Perran and Chacewater.

4575 class Small Prairie BR Black Early Crest (to be 5539, 83E) heads an SR Bogie B and WR BR Standard BG W80725 for Truro, followed by an LMSR design van and Siphon G for Bodmin Road, and (for Exeter and onwards) a "Sam's Cider" van and a "Creech Brewery" open wagon with empty casks and barrels (both to be detached at Templecombe) and a Shoc-Van with broken bottles from the two local breweries going to the London glassworks where they will be used to produce new beer bottles for the "Headland" and "Castle" breweries.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4sed2tmdmsdqxsk/2018-04-19%2016.45.53.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqtetj10iwbet8v/2018-04-19%2016.45.59.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bxp2pz4ebxrcc6c/2018-04-19%2016.46.37.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0f3s2jknyds68ia/2018-04-19%2016.46.16.jpg?dl=0

A rather grimy BR Standard Brake Van brings up the rear which will continue on to Exeter along the SR mainline.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4649 on: April 19, 2018, 10:26:57 pm »
By amazing coincidence, an early 1960s photo. of a "Warship" with standard BR SR 3L 3-Set in the 85x series (853): BSK(Semi), CK, and BSK(Semi) (Bulleid) plus Gresley SK (that the WR used as 'strengtheners', there are many pictures of them with BR WR coaches behind), has turned up taken at Penzance. It must be an extension of the joint BR SR WR service from Penmayne / Wadebridge to Truro via Trepol Bay, Newquay, Port Perran and Chacewater.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6agn4cz5uf31gb/RLY%20-%20Warship%203L%20Bulleid%20set%20plus%20Gresley%20SK%20Penzance%20early%201960s.jpg?dl=0

Photos. of the BR SR 3L 3-Set in the 83x series (830): BSK(Semi), CK, and BSK(Semi) (Bulleid) plus Gresley SK passing through Cant Cove behind an NB Type 2 D63xx, to be replaced by a "Warship" at Wadebridge, are eagerly anticipated.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 10:28:47 pm by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated »

 

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