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Bodmin Bagpipe

by on Jul.22, 2017, under Photo News

Class 33 Crompton No. 33110 (the former D6527) was working on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway today in place of the rostered Class 37 No. 37142.

Built at the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company’s Smethwick works D6527 entered traffic in October 1960 allocated to Hither Green depot on the Southern Region of BR. The Push-Pull equipment, enabling working with the 4TC trailer cars over the then unelectrified line to Weymouth, was fitted at Eastleigh Works in April 1967, the additional air pipes under the cab windows earned the Class 33/1 sub-class the nickname ‘Bagpipes’. The Crompton’s were one of the locomotive classes where the ‘TOPS’ renumbering did not run in sequence and thus 6527 became 33110 in February 1974. Final withdrawal came in September 1992 after nearly 3 years of restricted Engineers Departmental use and 33110 arrived on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in December 1993, it worked its first train on the line in March 2000 after a long overhaul. The current faded and flaking Engineer’s Grey Livery made its debut in September 2009 and is an authentic view of how 33110 would have looked in its final BR years.

All images by 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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