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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1230 on: November 09, 2018, 05:49:41 pm »
Smugglers don't fly Red Ensigns. There's a cargo of cognac, lambig and calvados awaiting at Trémargat St. Croix but don't tell anyone  :no:  :D

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Captain Tregollit was overheard boasting to his crewmates in the Station Hotel shortly before the Mew set sail...”Th’authorties dunt know where we’m goin when we leve this ‘ere port. Get yer ‘eds down, drink up thine pints and we’ll be off.
There be brandy, lambig, calvados, Foreign sherry and cigars fer the takin’. Urry up now. We be off”.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1231 on: November 09, 2018, 09:07:19 pm »
Smugglers don't fly Red Ensigns. There's a cargo of cognac, lambig and calvados awaiting at Trémargat St. Croix but don't tell anyone  :no:  :D

 No name  :beers:
Captain Tregollit was overheard boasting to his crewmates in the Station Hotel shortly before the Mew set sail...”Th’authorties dunt know where we’m goin when we leve this ‘ere port. Get yer ‘eds down, drink up thine pints and we’ll be off.
There be brandy, lambig, calvados, Foreign sherry and cigars fer the takin’. Urry up now. We be off”.

Stephen Maturin (officially the ship's surgeon - but, perhaps, many other things) might just have told Captain 'Lucky Jack' Aubrey of 'Captain' Tregollit's doings.  The bad boys will get a right surprise when they meet HMS Surprise in the open sea.  Jack is (yet again) pressed for cash and the prize money will come in handy.

Apologies for playing fast and loose with 150 years or so.  But what is a century-and-a-bit between friends?

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1232 on: November 13, 2018, 06:55:59 pm »
John (Train Waiting) said on a different thread that he was pleased to see Tregonning again.
As a result, here is a blast from the past. Port Perran.
Just a couple of photos
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1233 on: November 13, 2018, 07:36:07 pm »
Delighted to see the lovely Port Perran (Mark 2), again. Two very nice photos. with an interesting variety of trains.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1234 on: November 13, 2018, 07:37:14 pm »
I'm hoping that a photographer was out at Trepol Bay?

Hauled, by "Hurricane" and "Spitfire", a stirring sight, a special joint BR SR and BR WR train was run from Truro to Penmayne and return, via Newquay, Port Perran, Trepol Bay, Wadebridge, and Cant Cove. Whilst travel was free for veterans, BR SR and WR donated ticket sales, from other passengers, to the Royal British Legion whilst the Castle Brewery, Headland Brewery, Sam's Cider, the North Cornwall Pasty Co. and the restaurants of the "Station Hotel", Trepol Bay, and "The Station Hotel", Cant Cove provided free refreshments in the BR SR and BR WR buffet cars formed in the train. The "Chelsea Girls", wearing large red poppies, regularly passed through the train with Royal British Legion collecting tins every one of which was filled. The locomotive crew, guard, and buffet car staff all gave their time for free. Not only the 2nd Class but also the 1st Class coaches were all full, the 1st Class accommodation with full fare paying local dignitaries.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1235 on: November 13, 2018, 07:54:36 pm »
It certainly was a fine sight.
We see the two Bullieds with 34066 leading passing Trepol Bay earlier today.




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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1236 on: November 13, 2018, 08:00:48 pm »
Excellent, Martin. Many thanks. 34066 "Spitfire" looks especially well polished.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1237 on: November 13, 2018, 08:04:14 pm »
Excellent, Martin. Many thanks. 34066 "Spitfire" looks especially well polished.
The locomotive was cleaned specially at Exmouth Junction prior to working to Truro for the special train.
Unfortunately 34065 had worked down to Exeter from Salisbury and there was no time at Exmouth Junction to give her more than a cursory makeover.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1238 on: November 13, 2018, 08:16:50 pm »
Wonderful pictures, thank you, Martin.

Supremely spiffing to see Port Perran again.  It's been a while!

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1239 on: November 13, 2018, 08:52:32 pm »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:   :thankyousign:
     regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1240 on: November 13, 2018, 09:34:17 pm »
Many thanks, again, Martin.

34065 "Hurricane" was at 72A Exmouth Junction 5/59 - 3/64 whilst 34066 "Spitfire" was there 1/61 - 8/64. So, both were frequently seen in North Cornwall as well as further afield in 1962.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1241 on: Yesterday at 04:47:53 pm »
November 1959.
Thursday evening at the Locarno Ballroom, Truro is “Roaring Rock ‘n’ Roll” Night which has proved to immensely popular amongst the young folk of Cornwall.
As such BR has organised special trains from selected locations, one of which runs from Trepol Bay, via Newquay and Port Perran to Truro.
The train, known affectionately as the “Flying Rocker” departs Trepol Bay at 6.35 returning from Truro at 10.55. The Train always utilises rather ancient stock (for obvious reasons) which certainly rocks about but by any definition certainly doesn’t fly!
Anyway, the stock used is still, even in 1959, gas lit and as such Trepol Bay witnesses the usual Thursday evening ritual whereby the carriage gas tanks are replenished from the similarly ancient “gas wagon”.
Here we see the 45xx tank,which will later become the train engine, having propelled the gas wagon into platform 2 where the carriages will be filled by means of heavy duty hosepipes, currently laying alongside the track.
The 14xx is about to depart with a single parcels carriage which is destined for Wadebridge.


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