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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4665 on: April 27, 2018, 11:28:38 am »
Lord Trevelver and the local Cornish Loco. Preservation Group and Great Western Society branch Chairmen [this is the 1960s] and Treasurers returned from their Swindon Works visit in ex-GWR diesel railcar, W24W, of Worcester shed, immaculate in BR Crimson & Cream, white cab roof livery, having previously visited the ex-GWR diesel railcar shed at Worcester Shrub Hill, next to the Works, to inspect the remaining 6 ex-GWR diesel railcars still allocated there and due for withdrawal, in October 1962.

Their choice, all to be fully overhauled at Worcester Loco. Works, was: W23W (Dark Green, White cab roof; Cornish Loco. Preservation Group, Penmayne), W24W, still in early BR Crimson and Cream livery (Cornish Loco. Preservation Group, Penmayne), W26W (BR Green and White cab roof, but to be restored in GWR Chocolate & Cream, GWS, Bodmin), and W32W (Dark Green Grey cab roof; to be preserved by Cornish Loco. Preservation Group, Port Perran), all for delivery before the end of 1962. Diesel fuelling facilities are available at Penmayne and Truro, as well as Plymouth Laira.

W24W performed excellently and a well-stocked buffet bar had been set up in the guard's compartment. Railcars in BR livery will be available under the same operating lease terms to BR within the Plymouth Division whilst No. 26 will be used only on specified special occasions, the GWS (Bodmin) being preoccupied with their steam locos.

Here we see No. W24W at Cant Cove's less used Down platform, most trains using the main Up platform which is far more convenient for local visistors as opposed to the holidaymakers going to the beaches.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7zenvpghjj5s7qf/2018-04-23%2017.44.24.jpg?dl=0

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Having said farewell to those colleagues getting out at Wadebridge (mostly changing for Trepol Bay and Penmayne), the remaining passengers decided to take a stroll down to the beach for some fresh sea air, before adjourning to "The Station Hotel" for dinner and drinks.

[My sincere thanks to Gideon for the renumbering and white cab roofs.]
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4666 on: April 27, 2018, 12:29:41 pm »
Among the many special trains run in connection with the recent program of special events in Cornwall, (the "Foamy Beer and Steamy Loco Weekend"), were several from Perthshire. Here is one which arrived early morning after a long overnight journey. Having replaced the previous loco. at Plymouth, BR Black Early Crest livery 41xx 'Large Prairie' No. 5148 (of 83D, Laira, Plymouth) took the VIP special on to Wadebridge, Cant Cove, and Penmayne. No. 5148 is also one of those locos. given a sponsored full overhaul at Swindon Works and is reserved for post-BR preservation.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rp3ugbeoi5g5bm4/2018-04-23%2018.08.10.jpg?dl=0

Behind No. 5148 is an all-First BR Sleeping Car, an all-First compartment coach (FK) and a Gresley design BSK with a well-stocked buffet in the guard's compartment, all in BR Lined Maroon livery.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnzqntpllxb1bel/2018-04-23%2018.08.35.jpg?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/5bjl1ft5qn1jq57/2018-04-23%2018.08.51.jpg?dl=0

In connection with the same events, a special was run from Penmayne to Wadebridge then, with added coaches on to Truro (as previously photographed), picking up the Perthshire passengers, at Penmayne, formed of a BR SR RMB plus RFO and an ER BR Crimson & Cream BG, previously despatched full of Perthshire local produce, some of which was used to restock the Gresley BSK, then some will be off-loaded at Cant Cove, some at Wadebridge, some at Trepol Bay, some at Port Peran and the remainder at Truro before the BG is returned North.

Here we see local pannier tank, 9655 (of 83E, St. Blazey) in bright morning sunshine. A delicious aroma of crisp bacon is coming from the Restaurant Buffet car's open windows as the Perthshire guests enjoy a hearty breakfast!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9js44vnr65ok6f/2018-04-23%2018.15.54.jpg?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/eac3d7z2ll9tzfe/2018-04-23%2018.16.09.jpg?dl=0

No. 9655, too, is one of those locos. given a sponsored full overhaul at Swindon Works and is also reserved for post-BR preservation.
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« Reply #4667 on: April 27, 2018, 07:01:46 pm »
Many thanks for these super photographs, Chris.

I have to admit that the GWR railcars look wonderful in crimson and cream.  Maybe almost as good as they look in GWR livery!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4668 on: April 27, 2018, 07:14:11 pm »
The pannier tank worked gamely through to Port Perran where it was replaced by a small prarie for the onward journey to Truro.
The RMB, RFO and BG were supplemented at Wadebridge by two further carriages making a 5 coach train for the pannier which is seen here just restarting from Trepol Bay :

Shortly after a mixed train of empty goods wagons was noted heading towards Wadebridge from Penzance (Marazion Yard). The 45 xx was working back to Wadebridge and was added to this train for pathing reasons:

On Fridays, a special fish van working reaches Tregonning from Cant Cove. The van is attached to the morning Wadebridge to Newquay pick up goods and is then worked down to Tregonning attached to the 11.55 Newquay to Tregonning local.
The insulated van is seen here being unloaded at the very short goods platform at the station rather than the small goods shed.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4669 on: April 27, 2018, 08:41:21 pm »
A great set of photos and history lesson! I like the N, very good looking and would look nice passing Withy Jct.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4670 on: April 27, 2018, 09:57:48 pm »
Many thanks for the excellent photos., Martin. I see that the lad porter is busy trying to clear some space on the very small goods unloading platform. It looks like a milk churn of fresh water is ready to be collected so that it can be dropped off at a signalbox without mains water. The local track gang need to replace a broken sleeper.

The Insulated Van in BR Ice Blue livery (used from 1963 after the Trawlermen's Association complained that BR's previous White livery soon became dirty and this was a poor image for their fresh fish inside BR's vans) looks very good and is identical to the one I have, (Graham Farish 373-727 10-TON INSULATED BOX VAN BR ICE BLUE), so it will, indeed, be running 'through' from Penmayne and, thus, through Cant Cove, carrying a variety of fresh, perishable produce, including fish, shellfish, and the justly famed edible seaweed, Samphire Grass, from Port Perran, for the gourmet meals served at the renowned restaurant at "the Station Hotel", Cant Cove, the previous pre-BR Fish vans having been retired, in 1963.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4671 on: April 28, 2018, 09:42:52 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Chris (& Martin) for the latest set of photos
     regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4672 on: May 06, 2018, 08:18:24 pm »
:hellosign: Many thanks Chris (& Martin) for the latest set of photos
     regards Derek.

 Thank you, Derek, and Martin. I hope to post some more photos., soon. We're having lovely, sunny weather but I'm rather busy for the next few weeks.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4673 on: May 07, 2018, 08:35:10 am »
Great photos Martin & Chris, the local photographers are just waiting for their films to come back from Supasnap of the specials departing Perthshire

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4674 on: May 08, 2018, 10:40:54 am »
Thanks, Andrew.

On their way back from a weekend at their Chelsea townhouse, Lord and Lady Trevelver paid a visit to BR SR's Eastleigh Works to congratulate them on the excellent work on N Class 2-6-0 31849 (of 72A Exmouth Junction) but to ask them about the backlog of other locos. whose heavy general overhauls had been sponsored by the CLPG. The Works Manager, politely, pointed out that they were very busy with work on BR SR's steam fleet but promised that a North Cornwall favourite would be delivered to Wadebridge in plenty of time for the 1962 Summer timetable. If all progressed to plan, parts having to be procured from withdrawn locos., he promised that the loco. would be delivered in time to work special trains over Whit Sunday (Pentecost), Sunday, June 10 1962 and Whit Monday, Monday, June 11 1962. The Trevelvers thanked him and arranged for the customary cask of Castle Brewery "Castle Ale" to be delivered, by rail, to the Staff Canteen for off-duty consumption.

On the long train journey back from Eastleigh to Cant Cove, via BR SR (Eastleigh-Salisbury [change]) and BR WR (Salisbury-Westbury [change]-Exeter[change]-Plymouth-Bodmin Road-Cant Cove) (at her husband's insistence), plans were laid to promote the Whitsun program, including ensuring that the Doctor and Susan were available, the Doctor being particularly fond of this class of steam loco. "That's one advantage of the TARDIS, assuming it's being co-operative about time and place," mused Lady Penelope, disappointed not be enjoying the comfort of a First Class compartment in one of Mr. Bulleid's coaches all the way. Still, from Westbury, there was Afternoon Tea and, later, from Exeter, Dinner in the ex-GWR Restaurant Car to look forward to.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4675 on: May 09, 2018, 05:14:47 pm »
The very following day, a telegram arrived for Lady Penelope from the Manager of Eastleigh Works confirming that their choice of a second loco. to be withdrawn at the end of that year and reserved for them, was also scheduled for a Heavy General Overhaul and a repaint, again, into BR livery, ready for delivery early in 1963.

"Excellent news, my dear," responded her husband after she had passed the telegram to him.

"Yes, but I'd like it at Cant Cove this summer and as they'll all be withdrawn, this year, I'm going to see if we can get this one overhauled and transferred earlier to make up for the delays with the others. I'll send a telegram, this morning!"

"Not, like Swindon Works, my dear."

"That's because the WR, unlike the SR, is pursuing headlong dieselisation, so Swindon has the capacity to overhaul steam locos. for us, when it's not fixing the diesel-hydraulics, and has plenty of parts for steam locos!"

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4676 on: May 12, 2018, 10:51:01 am »
Later that week, another telegram arrived at breakfast time at Trevelver Castle, Cant Cove, for Lady Penelope Trevelver from the Manager of Eastleigh Works, confirming that, as requested, one of the reserved BR SR locos., scheduled to be withdrawn later that year [1962], would be overhauled and sent to Wadebridge as soon as possible, on unofficial loan from Exmouth Junction (72A) until its actual withdrawal from BR SR service at year end. It would then be preserved by the CLPG at Cant Cove (72G) where it would soon be outstationed from Wadebridge shed (72F).

"The manager says that he's optimistic that at least one of the other three BR SR locos. reserved by the CLPG should be delivered to Wadebridge in time for the Summer timetable, too! So, Eastleigh can be as quick as your beloved Swindon, my dear. Please, pass the toast."

"Excellent news, my dear. However, I arranged with BR WR HQ to have two surplus pannier tanks transferred to Exmouth Junction shed to expedite the release of the first loco.", Lord Trevelver grinned.

"Indeed. Thank you for that. But then your WR has plenty of spare steam locos. with years of active life still in them . . . "

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4677 on: May 12, 2018, 11:07:20 am »
BR WR's Swindon Works has been busy overhauling steam locos. reserved by the Great Western Society (Bodmin).

Here we see BR Plain Black Early Crest 14xx with boiler top-feed 1408 (83D, Plymouth Laira, 5/55-3/58) which was loaned to 83E (St. Blazey), around June 1956, to cover for its No. 1419, with its Collett design autocoach in BR Crimson. No. 1408 and its train are fondly remembered by Lady Penelope, Sylvia and her nanny, 'Nursie'. No. 1408 was purchased for preservation, first, by the GWS (Bodmin) as No. 1419 (without boiler top feed) is still in the queue at Swindon for a Heavy General Overhaul. However, it is No. 1419 (83E, St. Blazey, 8/50-4/61) which was the engine driven by Nursie's husband on the Lostwithiel-Fowey autotrains that all agreed had to be preserved. It is No. 1419 with its BR Crimson Collett autocoach that Lord Trevelver wants to surprise his wife with.

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Soon after arrival from Swindon Works, No. 1408 and its autocoach were used to convey a Conflat with two empty insulated containers for Trepol Bay to be forwarded from Wadebridge. The train ran in the path of one of the Summer Only Cant Cove Shuttles, the 8.40am from Penmayne to Wadebridge (a. 8.53am), Cant Cove, 8.44-46am.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fyqos3gkffntfzw/2018-04-23%2017.57.25.jpg?dl=0

Many thanks to Martin who agreed to swop what became No. 1408 for a BR Lined Green Late Crest 14xx. The second BR Plain Black Early Crest 14xx without boiler top-feed, which will become s No. 1419 (of 83E, St. Blazey) is awaiting DCC fitting and renumbering, later this summer, as more urgently required locos. are ahead of it in the queue. For now, No. 1408 and my BR Lined Green Late Crest 14xx 1462 w/o top feed, to become 1451 (of 83C Exeter St. Davids) plus my BR Lined Green Late Crest 64xx and push-pull fitted 4575 will be more than enough!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4678 on: May 14, 2018, 02:53:26 pm »
The Graham Farish 372-331 Standard Class 3MT Tank 2-6-2 82020 in BR plain green with late crest (originally 89.21, back in March 2015) has been further delayed, again:

Graham Farish 372-331 Standard Class 3MT Tank 2-6-2 82020 in BR plain green with late crest, 97.71.

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us between July 2018 & August 2018.

Whilst we are hopeful this information is accurate, manufacturer lead times are frequently prone to be delayed.

This information is to be used as a guide only.

I do, already have a very nice Standard Class 3MT Tank 2-6-2 82020 in BR lined green with late crest but want a plain green one, too! (Standard Class 3MT Tank 2-6-2 locos. were used on the Bude line and, later, appeared at Padstow, too. At various times from 1952 to 1965, 82001 (Lined Green), 82002 (Lined Green), 82010, 82011, 82012, 82013, 82017, 82018, 82019, 82022, 82023, 82024, 82025, 82030 (Lined Green); 82030 on the 0615 Okehampton to Padstow at Launceston 10/9/64, 82035 (Plain Green), 82039 (Lined Green), 82040 (Plain Green), 82042 (Lined Green) (of Exmouth Junction worked a 3-coach train of Bulleids from Okehampton into Wadebridge on 2 January 1965, the last official day of steam working), and 82044 were allocated to Exmouth Jn. 82010-13, 82017-9 were allocated from 1952. 82017 (Bude 25 05 1957), 82025 (Holsworthy), 82030 (Lined Green), 82042 (Padstow, 02 01 1964). At 83D May 1965: 82030 (Lined Green), 82039 (Lined Green), 82040 (Plain Green), 82042 (Lined Green), and 82044. From 1952 on, 82010, 82011, 82012, 82013, 82017, 82018, 82019, 82020, 82021, 82022, 82023, 82024, and 82025 were allocated new to Exmouth Jn. 82002 was withdrawn from Exmouth Junction shed.)

BELOW, are previous updates . . . as you can see, it is running 3 YEARS late! Incredible; it's only a livery change not a brand new model going into production!

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us between March 2018 & April 2018.

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us between September 2017 & October 2017.

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us between February 2017 & March 2017.

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us between December 2015 & February 2016.

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us December 2015.

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us between August 2015 & September 2015.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4679 on: May 16, 2018, 09:22:34 am »
The CLPG members are eagerly anticipating the imminent arrival of one of the overhauled BR SR steam locos. promised to Lady Penelope Trevelver by the Eastleigh Work's manager. Rumours that up to three more overhauled BR SR locos. may arrive in time for the Summer timetable have caused much discussion about which locos. they could be, 1961 seeing the beginning of major reductions in BR SR's steam locomotive fleet due to electrification in the Southeast freeing more modern steam locos. to replace older designs.

 

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