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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 545008 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5880 on: May 16, 2019, 07:08:43 AM »
Caught up with the happenings in Cant Cove again, some great photo's posted for us to enjoy, so glad the photographer has fully recovered!

Better be on my toes for the through trains in June :)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5881 on: May 17, 2019, 07:38:50 AM »
Many thanks for the photos., Andrew, of the continental Pullmans in Perthshire where they had arrived after departing from the West Country with local and continental VIPs on board. No doubt news of this special working will become known in due course, together with the locos. used.

[The Graham Farish blue Pullmans are very rare. I managed to pick up a dark blue CIWL Pullman brake end for a reasonable price but was not willing to pay a much higher price for a matching dark blue CIWL Pullman. Some further continental CIWL Pullmans are expected for the Summer timetable.]

Details of the Summer workings will be released soon following agreement with the respective operating authorities.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5882 on: May 18, 2019, 12:56:12 PM »
There was much excitement over the Easter weekend in Cornwall with the first of the 1963 season's first special through trains from all regions of BR. A specially interesting working arrived from North Wales. Many more are scheduled during the 1963 Summer timetable, Monday, 17th June to Sunday, 8th September 1963.

A special draw for railway enthusiasts was the arrival, at last, of not one but two fully restored CLPG preserved ex-LSWR steam locos. One restored in its BR Black late crest livery and the other in its Southern Railway black livery, a first for the CLPG (Cant Cove).

Swindon Works also came up trumps, sending not one but three fully overhauled ex-GWR pannier tanks including a local favourite 94xx which, sadly, meant the departure of a classmate borrowed from BR WR and now returned.

This, at long last, brought the local fleets of ex-GWR and ex-SR steam locos. up to full strength for the 1963 Summer season including enough spare locos. to cover any being serviced or repaired.

To ensure plenty of variety for visiting enthusiasts and to boost ticket sales, most trains will either change locos. at Wadebridge or connect at Wadebridge in the case of those forming local return services. During the peak weeks of the Summer timetable, all local BR WR goods trains in Cornwall and Devon will also be steam-hauled with local diesel-hydraulics only on standby. Some non-SR through passenger services into the West Country will, however, be diesel worked throughout. BR SR passenger and goods services, apart from train ferry services booked to be hauled by the BRC&W Co. Type 3s, will, as usual, all be steam-hauled. However, more and more BR Standard class locos. are now appearing beyond Exeter now that the T9s have been withdrawn from scheduled services (although two are locally preserved) and the Ns are being withdrawn, although many still remain in service. A very special visitor is scheduled to run selected trains between Truro and Wadebridge and stations in-between for shorter journeys.

All in all, there is a feast of steam locos. only matched by the many gourmet delights on offer at leading hotels and restaurants. In connection with these, many First Class dining specials have been scheduled both locally and from beyond, as well as some offering limited seating for Second Class passengers. The "Chelsea Girls" have been particularly active in organising these after their recent relaxing holiday on the sun-kissed Isle of Sonmel where they had chatted with the local mermaid.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5883 on: May 18, 2019, 06:25:31 PM »
Excellent!

I look forward to lots of pictures in due course.

Best wishes.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5884 on: May 18, 2019, 07:02:30 PM »
where they had chatted with the local mermaid.

Any photo's ?   :goggleeyes: ;D
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5885 on: May 18, 2019, 09:54:42 PM »
Thank you, John and David, There will, indeed, be some photos., soon of the new arrivals and sad departures. But, first, there are some other 'catchup' photos. to come, tomorrow.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5886 on: May 19, 2019, 05:02:17 PM »
A promotional poster for the Summer specials.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5887 on: May 19, 2019, 05:28:59 PM »
It's been far too long since a photo. of some of the principal characters has appeared.

Here we see the official photographer and his assistant, the 'Fat Controller', Lord and Lady Trevelver and their dog inspecting a brand new BR SR BR Standard BCK mounted on Swindon B4 bogies.



The photo.will be edited, in due course, to remove the foreground.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5888 on: May 19, 2019, 06:18:43 PM »
Two new promotional posters for the CIWL train ferry services.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5889 on: May 19, 2019, 07:06:46 PM »
Some photos. of a special train from Perthshire formed of ER BR Standard BR Lined Maroon coaches. This is the Penmayne portion worked by the preserved T9 No. 30313 from Exeter Central to Wadebridge where a portion for Trepol Bay, Port Perran and Truro was detached.



The First Corridor (FK) carrying the VIPs.



The Restaurant First Open (RFO) where the VIPs ate gourmet food and drank on the long journey.



The Restaurant Unclassified Kitchen (RU(K)), on the latest BR B5 bogies, which prepared the fine food and conveyed the food and drink for the journey.



The Brake Composite Corridor (BCK) conveying the Second Class passengers, a few more last minute First Class passengers plus, of course, the guard, along with more supplies of drink in the security cage!



[Especially for Andrew.]

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5890 on: May 19, 2019, 07:42:46 PM »
Thanks for that splendid photo Chris.
The T9 makes a fine sight at the head of those maroon carriages.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5891 on: May 20, 2019, 01:23:30 PM »
where they had chatted with the local mermaid.

Any photo's ?   :goggleeyes: ;D

Photos are just in on the Sonmel official site... :camera:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5892 on: May 20, 2019, 01:43:58 PM »
 :thankyousign: but nobody said it was a statue in the previous bulletin!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5893 on: May 20, 2019, 03:04:47 PM »
Many thanks, Keith, for these excellent photos. at Sonmel Harbour. The "Chelsea Girls" seem to have brought along Cant Cove's official photographer and his charming assistant for the photo. sessions.

Whilst to the untrained eye, the statue of Sonmel's lovely mermaid may seem to be just that, the "Girls" know that the mermaid is real but has the power to appear to be a statue. So they were able to chat to her. They were very glad to be able to wear their summer clothes thanks to the mild, sunny climate of the Isle. They found the harbour cottages very pretty.

They were very pleased to see that the familiar BR SR Green RFO had safely arrived to take them back to Cornwall via Devon when their relaxing break comes to an end. They were also interested to see the British "Pullman" cars of the "Sonmel Belle" which reminded them of the "Cornish Belle", which runs from Waterloo to Penmayne and back via Wadebridge, Okehampton, and Exeter and first run back in the 1920s when the Dowager Duchess of Trevelver was a young debutante. Lord and Lady Trevelver and their friends are regular travellers on the midday "Cornish Belle", three coaches plus the Observation Car forming the Penmayne portion.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5894 on: May 20, 2019, 03:47:59 PM »
the mermaid is real but has the power to appear to be a statue.

Thank goodness for that.  ;)
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