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Why did they go all the way to Laira to turn the Princess when the turntable at BZ is supposed to be working now?

 

Ed

 

6201 is roughly six inches longer than 46233, so wouldn't fit on the turntable at St Blazey.  46233 was over hanging the bridge when she was turned, quite a sight to watch. 

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Here is a list of known forthcoming excursions for 2017:-

 

5th – 7th May:- Belmond Pullman. London Victoria – Truro. DB Cargo Class 67’s.

Exact itinerary to be confirmed.

6th May:- Great Britain X (Day 8). Bristol Temple Meads to Truro. Steam 34046 & 46100.

(Railway Touring Co / West Coast Railway).

7th May:- Great Britain X (Day 9) Penzance to London Paddington. Steam 34046 & 46100.

Note:- Was originally booked to start from Falmouth!!

(Railway Touring Co / West Coast Railway).   

29th May:- The Cornishman. London Paddington to Penzance & return. Steam 60163.

(UK Railtours / DB Cargo).

24th June:- Mazey Day Cornishman. Worcester to Penzance & return. DRS Class 37 x 2.

(Pathfinder Tours)

7th July:- The Devon Belle (Day 2). Kingswear to Penzance & return. Steam 48151.

(Steam Dreams / West Coast Railway).

23rd July:- The Royal Duchy. Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton to Par & return. Steam - one from 6023, 34046, 46100 & 70013.

(Railway Touring Co / West Coast Railway).

30th July:- The Royal Duchy. Bristol Temple Meads to Par & return. Steam – one from 6023, 34046,

46100 & 70013.

(Railway Touring CO / West Coast Railway).

6th August:- The Royal Duchy. Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton to Par & return. Steam – one from 6023, 34046, 46100 & 70013.

(Railway Touring Co / West Coast Railway).

27th August:- The Royal Duchy. Bristol Temple Meads to Par & return. Steam – one from 6023, 34046, 46100 & 70013. Tour to be confirmed.

(Railway Touring Co / West Coast Railway).

3rd September:- The Royal Duchy. Taunton to Par &  return. Steam – one from 6023, 34046, 46100 &

70013.

(Railway Touring Co / West Coast Railway).     

 

The highlight of the year is the first visit of “Tornado” to the Duchy on 29th May (the tour has unsurprisingly already sold out), although two DRS 37’s on Mazey Day will be of interest to diesel fans. Again it is unclear what the arrangements will be for turning steam loco’s on the Royal Duchy excursions. All will probably become clearer nearer the time.

ALL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION.

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6023 eh ooooh I really hope so. None of those things from lesser railways please - though a West Country might just pass muster. ;)

 

- a King into the Duchy - now you're talking.

 

Nice to see Network Rail have improved on the GWR/WR pway and taken the route to Par up to Double Red route availability.

I'd love to see that.

 

Best regards

 

Matt W

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Details of 60163's visit to the B&WR:-

 

 

Home / Events / June / Tornado at the BWR

Tornado at the BWR

 

Event Date: 1st June 2017- 4th June 2017

Tornado at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway! 1 - 4 June

 

Following Tornado’s triumphant journey on the reopened Settle to Carlisle route, we are VERY excited to announce that 60163 Tornado will be visiting Bodmin & Wenford Railway from 1st to 4th June 2017. This will be the first chance for passengers to travel on Tornado on a heritage line west of Taunton. Tickets go on sale soon, and we’re expecting them to be popular. Join our mailing list here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Don’t miss out!

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http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/93

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Details of 60163's visit to the B&WR:-

 

 

Home / Events / June / Tornado at the BWR

Tornado at the BWR

 

Event Date: 1st June 2017- 4th June 2017

Tornado at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway! 1 - 4 June

 

Following Tornado’s triumphant journey on the reopened Settle to Carlisle route, we are VERY excited to announce that 60163 Tornado will be visiting Bodmin & Wenford Railway from 1st to 4th June 2017. This will be the first chance for passengers to travel on Tornado on a heritage line west of Taunton. Tickets go on sale soon, and we’re expecting them to be popular. Join our mailing list here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Don’t miss out!

Click here to join our Mailing List for the latest details on tickets, times, prices and more!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Tickets go on sale soon, and we’re expecting them to be popular. Don’t miss out!

http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/93

Strictly speaking, the WSR is "West of Taunton". :jester:

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Heads up for Fri 5th - 7th May

VSOE workings. Please check RTT for train schedules and progress.

Friday

1Z78 09.48 Victoria to Truro

0Z78 Truro to St Blazey after shunting stock to yard.

 

Sat 6th May

0Z48 04.50 St Blazey to Truro Light locos

5Z78 06.45 Truro to Penzance (empty stock)

1Z79 09.10 Penzance to Bath Spa (Charter)

1Z80 17.30 Bath Spa to Penzance

 

Sun 7th May

5Z33 10.45 Penzance to Truro ECS (runs around in Slopers siding)

1Z33 12.25 Truro to Victoria

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Went for a family walk quite early this morning, shame about the view! We got to see the trains progress from Camborne, through Redruth and onwards.

 

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Tornado went to the seaside today, and wow, there were huge numbers of people our watching. Here are a couple of photos as she passed the site of Carn Brea station, about 35 minutes late. 

 

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For what it's worth, a link to my video of Tornado crossing the Tamar:

 

 

Apologies for the audio quality, not sure what happened.

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Looks like todays mazey day Cornishman excursion will arrive at Penzance 2 hours late at around 3.30pm , departure was 4.07, can't see a time on rtt site, can anyone confirm a departure time?? Thanks

Edit...Now showing on rtt as 4.07 departure

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