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#26 bcnPete

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 14:02

For a moment there, I thought there was still smoke coming out of the chimney... :D


Only just twigged that one... :P

Edited by bcnPete, 06 February 2012 - 17:12 .


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#27 Jack00

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:54

Thanks for all the great inspiration.


Cracking shots aswel,
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 13:18

I have added 100 plus images of St Blazey in the 1990's to my Flickr site (plus 200 odd of Lostwithiel) just to remind you of what it used to be like!

http://www.flickr.co...rishswissernie/

regards Ernie
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#29 Rods_of_Revolution

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 15:44

Wow! They're excellent Ernie!

Time to make a brew (or 3) and make good use of the Flickr slide show function!

I really appriciate you taking the time to make them available to all,

Many thanks,

Jack

#30 TomJ

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 18:18

Thank you - you have considerably improved a long train journey in the dark!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 19:32

I have added 100 plus images of St Blazey in the 1990's to my Flickr site (plus 200 odd of Lostwithiel) just to remind you of what it used to be like!

http://www.flickr.co...rishswissernie/

regards Ernie


What a great selection of photos -I have a lot of slides of Lostwithial Station from the early 90's which I will have to dig them out - hopefully they have not deteriorated to much!

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#32 Tim H

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 20:12

Must re-scan some of mine from the 80s and 90s. Nowadays it's a bit of a shadow of what it was, freight-wise, in 1990-ish St Blazey had an allocation of nine 37s purely for clay traffic (about half on local workings, the rest on long-distance workings like the Burgullow-Irvine Silver Bullet. Now there's just a single 66 for the lot.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 21:25

Today on BZ. DRS 37604 on overnight branch duties with DBSO at the other end.

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#34 Jack00

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 22:26

Nice tractor action at BZ, i guess you work for EWS/NetworkRail to have such close shots? they're all amazing photo's.

Jack.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 23:18

Thanks for the photos.
Just saw and heard this leaving Falmouth Docks. The driver gave it a little burst of power on departure. Certainly got me out of my seat!

Shame they are going to build over water tank/engine shed area with 12 flats.
Simon

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#36 Tim H

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 23:24

Seeing the once busy St.Blazey yard containing just one wagon is a bit sad, though, when you remember what it used to be like.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:39

I have added 100 plus images of St Blazey in the 1990's to my Flickr site (plus 200 odd of Lostwithiel) just to remind you of what it used to be like!

http://www.flickr.co...rishswissernie/

regards Ernie


I've been on this excellent site again today and noticed two new collections 'Liskeard' and 'Burngullow'. Very, very useful for all us modelling Cornwall. Many thanks for sharing your photos and taking time to upload them all for us.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 18:56

Have been digging around in some old albums and found this shot of 37196 assisting a failed HST at Par in 1985, not long after the loco was painted into railfreight grey and carried the Cornish Railways head board. There is quite a gathering around the coupling area.

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#39 Debs.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 19:01

There is quite a gathering around the coupling area.
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They`re trying to work out how to connect the pointy-end to the hookey-end! :laugh:
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#40 Jack00

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 19:09

failed HST's seem the norm, saw one the other day sat in Camborne station, at the furthest end of the platform away from the level crossing lights on but no engine on, barriers were up aswel, thought it was very odd, just assumed it had failed?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 22:03

They`re trying to work out how to connect the pointy-end to the hookey-end! :laugh:


That gert bar I should imagine Debs! They'm just seem to be working out how to ook'n on.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 22:43

They`re trying to work out how to connect the pointy-end to the hookey-end! :laugh:

It's one of those things that unless you get it absolutely right first time then invariably it takes several goes (or more likely several 'goes wrong').
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#43 Kris

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 23:13

That really is a photo full of character.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:26

It's one of those things that unless you get it absolutely right first time then invariably it takes several goes (or more likely several 'goes wrong').


at this point I could add something crude here...but won't... :lol:

#45 winterbournecm

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:24

It's strange casting my mind back now - but the Countys clay locos were quite often pulled from their duties to help out on the main line. Class 37s on passenger workings weren't common in Cornwall, and assists were the best chance of getting some "nose" action. With only one class 66 CDA local worker and one other 66 around from Wednesday morning to Friday evening - the cupboard is pretty bare. It's likely that DBS would want their loco back once the main line was cleared too.

The 57 from the night sleepers has been scrambled a few times to assist an errant HST - though usually from Penzance rather than in section. A lot of times there arent spare Drivers around to help out. The re engined HSTs seem to cope quite well on one power car - Perhaps paul could confirm this. This dependent on the time of year, weather and condition of the working power car of course.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 15:10

Although the freight traffic may have died down in recent years. Par resembled the wild west with three departures for St Blazey at 12.13, 1220 & 12.31!

The branch service was first formed of "all the threes" 153333 in rather fetching LM green livery. That was closely followed by 6G07 Fowey to Goonbarrow with 66127 hauling 38 empty CDA wagons. Next over was 6C40 with 11 JIA polybulks from Burngullow with 66112 which required to run around at Par. I will upload some pictures later of the movements. It was a bit busy for a while with 1C04 down HST and 2A64 the Up local stopping train too.

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Heres the 153 in question:
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Then the freight arrived from Burngullow whilst the HST stood in the down platform:
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The class 66 then ran round once the down platform was clear, and attached to the rear of its train whilst the CDAs ran onto the branch and waited for the Class 153 to clear Goonbarrow:
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Once the CDAs had departed, the freight pushed back and headed off the St Blazey itself. A busy 40 mins!
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 19:57

I've got to go that way soon, these pics are great, will help me with my navigation!
Keep them coming.

#48 Jack00

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 23:39

Oh look, 153333 pre-facelift/pre-LM livery....

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I actually saw 66112 at LongRock on the return trip back to BZ, empty TTA's on Wed. in the fog and rain, didn't manage to get a picture tho.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 21:04

Have been digging around in some old albums and found this shot of 37196 assisting a failed HST at Par in 1985, not long after the loco was painted into railfreight grey and carried the Cornish Railways head board. There is quite a gathering around the coupling area.

scan0008.jpg


Craig,

Surely you know as well as I do that no job can be done on the railway without six people watching........
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#50 Captain Kernow

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 22:37

Craig,

Surely you know as well as I do that no job can be done on the railway without six people watching........

With at least 3 clipboards between them! :lol:







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