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Nocturnal EE

by on Jun.15, 2017, under Photo News

It's 1:10am as 1962 vintage English Electric Type 3 Class 37 D6757 (37057) rolls through St Germans with the 3Q53 22:43 Penzance to Exeter Riverside N.Y. test train. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

It’s 1:11am as 1962 vintage English Electric Type 3 Class 37 D6757 (37057) of Colas Rail in BR green rolls through St Germans with the 3Q53 22:43 Penzance to Exeter Riverside N.Y. test train. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Bodmin Bounty

by on Jun.04, 2017, under Photo News

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust LNER Pacific No. 60103 'Tornado' at Bodmin Parkway. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust LNER Pacific No. 60103 ‘Tornado’ at Bodmin Parkway. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

LNER Peppercorn A1 recreation No. 60103 'Tornado' leaves Bodmin Parkway with the return of the 19:00 evening dining service to Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

LNER Peppercorn A1 recreation No. 60103 ‘Tornado’ leaves Bodmin Parkway with the return to Bodmin General of the 19:00 evening dining service. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Arriva CrossCountry HST 43366 departs Bodmin Parkway with the summer Saturday 1V58 09:00 Glasgow Central to Penzance. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Arriva CrossCountry HST 43366 departs Bodmin Parkway with the summer Saturday 1V58 09:00 Glasgow Central to Penzance. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57605 'Totnes Castle' throbs past Respryn with the summer Saturday only 2C51 17:50 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57605 ‘Totnes Castle’ throbs past Respryn with the summer Saturday only 2C51 17:50 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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The Cornishman

by on May.29, 2017, under Photo News

Peppercorn A1 recreation No. 60163 'Tornado' passes Menheniot with the 1Z63 08:03 London Paddington to Penzance. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Peppercorn A1 recreation No. 60163 ‘Tornado’ passes Menheniot with the 1Z63 08:03 London Paddington to Penzance ‘The Cornishman’. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

DB Cargo Class 59/2 No. 59202 'Alan Meddows Taylor MD, Mendip Rail Limited' approaches Menheniot with the Pride of Britain support coach working the 5Z60 11:50 Exeter Riverside N.Y. to Penzance. This former National Grid locomotive will work 'The Cornishman' back to Paddington from Penzance as 'Tornado' visits the Bodmin and Wenford Railway for a few days. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

DB Cargo Class 59/2 No. 59202 ‘Alan Meddows Taylor MD, Mendip Rail Limited’ approaches Menheniot with the Pride of Britain support coach working the 5Z60 11:50 Exeter Riverside N.Y. to Penzance. This former National Power locomotive will work ‘The Cornishman’ back to Paddington from Penzance as ‘Tornado’ visits the Bodmin and Wenford Railway for a few days. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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CrossCountry HSTs

by on May.27, 2017, under Photo News

Arriva CrossCountry HSTs Nos 43285 and 43384 head over the River Tiddy on St Germans Viaduct with the 1V48 07:45 York to Penzance. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Arriva CrossCountry HSTs Nos 43285 and 43384 head over the River Tiddy on St Germans Viaduct with the 1V48 07:45 York to Penzance. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Cross Country HST No 43384 crosses Coldrenick Viaduct leading the 1E75 16:25 Penzance to Leeds. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Cross Country HST No 43384 crosses Coldrenick Viaduct leading the 1E75 16:25 Penzance to Leeds. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Summer Saturday Stopper

by on May.27, 2017, under Photo News

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57603 'Tintagel Castle' coasts downhill towards its next stop at St Germans with the summer Saturdays only 2P70 10:28 St Erth to Plymouth. This train uses the loco and some of the coaching stock from the previous evening's Paddington to Penzance sleeper. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57603 ‘Tintagel Castle’ coasts downhill towards its next stop at St Germans with the summer Saturdays only 2P70 10:28 St Erth to Plymouth. This train uses the loco and some of the coaching stock from the previous evening’s Paddington to Penzance sleeper. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Cement Empties

by on May.25, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail Class 70 70812 crosses the River Tiddy on St Germans Viaduct with 6C36 11:38 Moorswater Tarmac Colas to Aberthaw Tarmac Colas Rail empty cement tanks running 52 minutes late. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail Class 70 70812 crosses the River Tiddy on St Germans Viaduct with the 6C36 11:38 Moorswater Tarmac Colas to Aberthaw Tarmac Colas Rail empty cement tanks running 52 minutes late. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Cornish Turk

by on May.20, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail Class 70 70801 passes Respryn with the 6C97 13:29 Westbury Down T.C. to St Austell via Penzance. 70801 is the former 70099 demonstrator locomotive built in Turkey. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail Class 70 70801 passes Respryn with the 6C97 13:29 Westbury Down T.C. to St Austell via Penzance long welded rail train. 70801 is the former 70099 demonstrator locomotive built in Turkey. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Top ‘n Tail to Falmouth

by on May.17, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail 66847 heads through St Germans with the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with Autoballaster Hoppers 380301 380103 380102 380101 380001. Photo credit - Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO 6400)

Colas Rail 66847 heads through St Germans with the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with HQA Autoballaster Hoppers 380301, 380103, 380102, 380101 & 380001. Photo credit – Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO 6400)

Colas Rail 66850 'David Maidment OBE ' on the rear of the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with Autoballaster Hoppers 380301, 380103, 380102, 380101 & 380001. Photo credit - Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO6400)

Colas Rail 66850 ‘David Maidment OBE’ on the rear of the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with HQA Autoballaster Hoppers 380301, 380103, 380102, 380101 & 380001. Photo credit – Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO6400)

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Bodmin & Wenford Railway EE Day

by on May.13, 2017, under Photo News

50042 'Triumph' heads uphill towards Colesloggett with the 13:37 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

50042 ‘Triumph’ heads uphill towards Colesloggett with the 13:37 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

37142 approaches Colesloggett Halt with the 15:25 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Former Cornish China Clay locomotive 37142 (D6842 new in 1963) approaches Colesloggett Halt with the 15:25 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

50042 'Triumph' coast downhill towards Bodmin Parkway station with the 14:55 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

50042 ‘Triumph’ coasts downhill towards Bodmin Parkway station with the 14:55 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

50042 'Triumph' takes the former Wadebridge branch with the 15:55 Bodmin General to Boscarne Junction. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

50042 ‘Triumph’ takes the check rail curve on to the former Wadebridge branch with the 15:55 Bodmin General to Boscarne Junction. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

English Electric type 5 (D442) 50042 'Triumph' looks splendid in large logo at Bodmin General station in between duties. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

English Electric type 5 (D442 new in 1968) 50042 ‘Triumph’ looks splendid in large logo at Bodmin General station in between duties. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Inside the cab of class 50 50042 'Triumph' showing the English Electric oven and cooking ring. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Inside the cab of class 50 50042 ‘Triumph’ showing the English Electric oven and cooking ring. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

37142 comes off the former Royal Train stabling point at Charlie's Gate and into Bodmin Parkway station with the 16:45 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

37142 arrives at Bodmin Parkway station with the 16:45 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

'Crompton' 33110 (D6527) stabled with the Derby DMU on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

‘Crompton’ 33110 (D6527) stabled with the Derby DMU on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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