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Cornwall in the 1980s


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Finally for now:-


On 12th October 1988 a special HST was run from Plymouth to Truro where one power car would be named City of Truro. The train was then to proceed to Penzance where the other power car would be named Seahawk after HMS Seahawk (RNAS Culdrose). Power car 43192 was named at Truro by Inter City Western Region manager Mr John Bourne and Truro mayor Mrs Carlyon.


The honours were done at Penzance by Captain Paul Bootherstone Commanding Officer at RNAS Culdrose, CPO Robson (both who arrived in style from Culdrose), Western Region General Manager Mr Brian Scott and other dignitaries.


Following the event at Penzance the party retired to the Lizard for afternoon tea!! Here is the day's events in picture:-













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A brilliant set of truly diverse photos, Richard, thank you!

I spent several childhood summers in PZ in the mid to late 80s, so these evoke a lot of memories of the traction scene at the time.

Wonderful modelling inspiration, too. Any others very welcome!



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Just scanned a few more photos, these are around 1990 time.


Class 108 (955) departing Penzance.




Class 122 (100), sitting at the far end of Newquay's platform. I expect the driver and guard were having a lunch or afternoon break.




Class 122 (P103) at Trencreek crossing.




Class 108/101 Hybrid set at Newquay




One from 1992, Class 122 122112 and Class 101 (824) at Carbis Bay, on the St Ives to St Erth service.



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