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70810 on the Cement

by on Jul.06, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail Class 70 No. 70810 approaches St Germans with the 6C36 11:38 Moorswater  to Aberthaw Tarmac empty cement working. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail Class 70 No. 70810 approaches St Germans with the 6C36 11:38 Moorswater to Aberthaw Tarmac empty cement working. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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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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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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Green 37 in Cornwall

by on Feb.07, 2017, under Photo News

37057 (D6757) passes St Germans on the rear of the '1S14' 18:50 Laira T.& R.S.M.D. to Exeter Riverside N.Y. via Burngullow Junction along with 977986, 977985, 9708. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

British Railways green 37057 (D6757) passes a rather soggy St Germans on the rear of the ‘1S14’ 18:50 Laira T.& R.S.M.D. to Exeter Riverside N.Y. via Burngullow Junction along with 977986, 977985, 9708. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Duchy Cement

by on Jan.25, 2017, under Photo News

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Colas Rail 70802 crosses the River Tiddy on St Germans viaduct with the 6C35 02:35 Aberthaw Cement Works to Moorswater Tarmac Terminal with 18 PCA cement tanks Nos. 10698 10690 10999 11121 10692 10668 11131 10673 11004 11063 10683 10671 11054 10989 10667 10674 10689 10686. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses the River Lynher on Grove viaduct with the 6C35 02:50 Aberthaw Cement Works to Moorswater Lafarge Terminal with 18 PCA cement tanks Nos. 10698 10690 10999 11121 10692 10668 11131 10673 11004 11063 10683 10671 11054 10989 10667 10674 10689 10686. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses the River Lynher on Grove viaduct with the 6C35 02:35 Aberthaw Cement Works to Moorswater Tarmac Terminal with 18 PCA cement tanks Nos. 10698 10690 10999 11121 10692 10668 11131 10673 11004 11063 10683 10671 11054 10989 10667 10674 10689 10686. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 10690) into Moorswater Lafarge Terminal of the 6C35 02:50 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 and 10690) into Moorswater Tarmac Terminal of the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works, under the shadow of Moorswater Viaduct on the Great Western main line. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses Old Station Road as it backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 10690) into Moorswater Lafarge Terminal of the 6C35 02:50 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses Old Station Road as it backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 and 10690) into Moorswater Tarmac Terminal of the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Some 11 3/4 hours after leaving Aberthaw Cement Works Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 10690) of the 6C35 into Moorswater Lafarge Terminal. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Some 11 3/4 hours after leaving Aberthaw Cement Works Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 and 10690) of the 6C35 into Moorswater Tarmac Terminal. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

The rural railway at Lafarge's Moorswater terminal. Colas Rail 70802 with the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

The rural railway at Tarmac’s Moorswater terminal, Colas Rail 70802 with the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

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St Germans Sunday

by on Jan.16, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail 70804 crosses St Germans viaduct with the 6C20 12:00 Truro to Westbury. Wagons: YKA 996433, YKA 996902, YKA 996412, YKA 996570, YKA 996544, YKA 996462, YKA 996107, YKA 996833, YKA 996268, YKA 996497. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70804 crosses St Germans viaduct with 6C20 12:00 Truro to Westbury. Wagons: YKA 996433, YKA 996902, YKA 996412, YKA 996570, YKA 996544, YKA 996462, YKA 996107, YKA 996833, YKA 996268, YKA 996497. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70806 top & tailed with 66846 cross St Germans viaduct with the 6C23 08:43 Westbury to Penwithers Junction. Wagons: HQA 380508, HQA 380624, HQA 380623, HQA 380622, HQA 380408, HQA 380312, HQA 380147, HQA 380144, HQA 380137, HQA 380014. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70806 top & tailed with 66846 cross St Germans viaduct with the 2 hours late running (due to a locomotive failure) 6C23 08:43 Westbury to Penwithers Junction. Wagons: HQA 380508, HQA 380624, HQA 380623, HQA 380622, HQA 380408, HQA 380312, HQA 380147, HQA 380144, HQA 380137, HQA 380014. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

Great Western Railway HSTs 43070 'The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers' with 43003 'ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL' rush through St Germans with the 1A90 1340 Truro to London Paddington. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Great Western Railway HSTs 43070 ‘The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers’ with 43003 ‘ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL’ rush through the s-bend St Germans with the 1A90 1340 Truro to London Paddington. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

 

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Colas 37s on Test Train

by on Apr.11, 2016, under Photo News

Colas Rail 37175 leads the 1Q51 1115 Derby R.T.C to Eastleigh Arlington via Weymouth and Dorchester Network Rail test train past Totton Yard, 37421 is on the rear of the train. Both of the 50 plus year old locomotives were purchased from preservation and returned to mainline use by Colas Rail. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 37175 leads the 1Q51 1115 Derby R.T.C to Eastleigh Arlington via Weymouth and Dorchester Network Rail test train past Totton Yard, 37421 is on the rear of the train. Both of the 50 plus year old locomotives were purchased from preservation and returned to mainline use for Colas Rail. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

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