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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5655 on: February 02, 2019, 11:50:02 AM »
Yes, of course, Laurence, and we must not forget Andrew's Perthshire, too!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5656 on: February 02, 2019, 11:56:44 AM »
Alternative GB then.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5657 on: February 02, 2019, 12:04:36 PM »
That reminds me, one day in the not too distant future I must introduce Sir Gordon Knott, distant descendant of Sir Thomas Knott de la Moore, Black Country metal bashing magnate and prime mover and shaker in the snappily named West Midlands Great Western Preservation Society.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5658 on: February 02, 2019, 12:07:13 PM »
'Through Runnings' as a name ?

Don't forget Brittany and Izaro  :(

Cheers weave,  :beers:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5659 on: February 02, 2019, 08:48:06 PM »
Hope you are back on your feet Chris, some great photos of recent operations at Cant Cove, there is a small body of like minded folks meeting regularly in the Golf Inn, plotting and planning and sending reams of letters, trying to track down a 14XX to preserve ...... the search contimues within the PRPS GWR afficianados

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5660 on: February 02, 2019, 08:49:40 PM »
Spotted on the Sea Wall between Dawlish and Teignmouth earlier today, Stowe Grange was on a goods service to South Devon.  Leading were 6 empty Castor and Furzeham Fish Insulated vans (in their brand new livery fresh from the Sharkham Wagon Works) destined for Brixham.  Then 3 egg vans previously seen working through North Cornwall and finally 6 open wagons heading down from Trumpton.


Luckily Sam Gibson was visiting one of his holiday properties near Parsons Tunnel and managed to capture the new fish vans passing on his new Kodachrome 8mm cine camera:


Love that coal train!!! in the words of Paul Price ... "I want one!"  :)   (sorry Paul)

2 great trains in a great setting

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5661 on: February 03, 2019, 09:48:54 AM »
How about "Alternative West Country and Friends"? 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5662 on: February 03, 2019, 10:51:35 AM »
Hi Chris,

I like that so it's been changed. Have posted there.

Cheers Chris (weave),  :beers:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5663 on: February 06, 2019, 07:30:59 AM »
Well, the snow arrived, here, on Monday but it has not caused any problems in Prague. The main problem is black ice on pavements early morning and evening.

Back in our 'Alternative West Country', (now 1963) with the snow gone, the Wadebridge Yardmaster has been releasing rolling stock held to provide steam-hauled diesel replacement services and to provide temporary emergency accommodation and catering for trapped passengers. Tipped off that an inspector, sent by Dr. Beeching, is arriving to catalogue rumoured 'surplus assets' held in North Cornwall, ECS trains of passenger and parcels coaches have been dispatched to West Cornwall, South Cornwall and, particularly, South Devon.

With the restoration of BR diesel motive power, there will be a significant reduction in BR WR steam locos. on scheduled services.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5664 on: February 06, 2019, 07:31:37 AM »
Hi Chris,

I like that so it's been changed. Have posted there.

Cheers Chris (weave),  :beers:

Many thanks, Chris (Weave).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5665 on: February 06, 2019, 08:58:02 AM »

With the restoration of BR diesel motive power, there will be a significant reduction in BR WR steam locos. on scheduled services.

Until the diesels fail!  Then the marvellous steam locomotives will be back.  Either to work the trains or to provide lovely steam heating in February and March 1963.  I'm afraid that I don't know about the West Country, but Easter 1963 in Scotland certainly saw a lot of snow!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5666 on: February 06, 2019, 09:47:21 AM »
Until the diesels fail!  Then the marvellous steam locomotives will be back.  Either to work the trains or to provide lovely steam heating in February and March 1963.  I'm afraid that I don't know about the West Country, but Easter 1963 in Scotland certainly saw a lot of snow!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5667 on: February 06, 2019, 05:36:51 PM »
You're correct. I meant March, 1963: "with the snow gone, the Wadebridge Yardmaster has been releasing rolling stock held to provide steam-hauled diesel replacement services and to provide temporary emergency accommodation and catering for trapped passengers. Tipped off that an inspector, sent by Dr. Beeching, is arriving to catalogue rumoured 'surplus assets' held in North Cornwall, ECS trains of passenger and parcels coaches have been dispatched to West Cornwall, South Cornwall and, particularly, South Devon.

With the restoration of BR diesel motive power, there will be a significant reduction in BR WR steam locos. on scheduled services."

"Finally, the thaw set in during early March; 6th March 1963 being the first morning of the since Boxing Day without any frost anywhere in Britain. The Big Freeze, which had lasted throughout much of Great Britain for over two months, was over. The temperatures soon soared to 17 C (62.6 F) and the remaining snow rapidly disappeared."

The problem with the contaminated engine lubricating oil having been solved, the North British Type 2s are (March 1963) back in service along with diesel railcars and DMUs. On the mainline, the "Warships" and "Westerns" are also running, again. ("Hymeks" still being very rare in the Southwest.)

BR SR still runs almost entirely steam-powered trains.

As usual, there will be special steam services at Easter. (In 1963, Easter Sunday fell on April 14th.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5668 on: February 06, 2019, 11:31:09 PM »
D6313 was in service again today moving some stock from West Portsea to Brixham for winter overhaul at the Sharkham Wagon Works.
First sighing was as the train crossed the Tamar:

Then moving through the South Hams on route to Churston:

The train paused briefly in the station to collect the token for the Brixham Branch

There is a facing crossing on the Up road that feeds directly into the Brixham branch via a double slip on the Down line.

Henry Woolston the Station Master at Churston - managed to snap an arty photo of the Class 22 framed by the road bridge arch:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5669 on: February 07, 2019, 09:01:42 AM »
Great photos Dizz.
It is quite likely that similar pictures were raken at Trepol Bay. However, the layout is stowed away for a few days as we have visitors arriving tomorrow.

I hope that you are surviving the snow in Prague Chris.
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