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The Royal Duchy

by on Aug.06, 2017, under Photo News

LMS Rebuilt Royal Scot Class 4-6-0 No. 46100 ‘Royal Scot’ was in charge of the The Railway Touring Company’s ‘The Royal Duchy’ from Taunton to Par and as far as Exeter St. Davids (where it ran out of coal!) on the return.

All images by Mark Simpson

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Heritage liveried HSTs

by on Aug.06, 2017, under Photo News

GWR HST 43002 ‘SIR KENNETH GRANGE’ & 43185 ‘GREAT WESTERN’ on the 1A94 15:50 Penzance to London Paddington at Par. Old Oak Common staff ‘playing trains’ saw the pair of heritage liveried HST power cars on the same set (after working different sets the day before) and also stopping at Par just as the passengers for ‘The Royal Duchy’ steam special were arriving back at the station!

43002 'SIR KENNETH GRANGE' on the 1A94 15:50 Penzance to London Paddington arriving at Par

43002 ‘SIR KENNETH GRANGE’ on the 1A94 15:50 Penzance to London Paddington arriving at Par.

40 years of High Speed Trains - 43002 'SIR KENNETH GRANGE' on the 1A94 15:50 Penzance to London Paddington at Par.

40 years of High Speed Trains – 43002 ‘SIR KENNETH GRANGE’ on the 1A94 15:50 Penzance to London Paddington at Par.

 

Images and ‘wobblevision’ video by Mark Simpson

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Totnes Castle

by on Aug.05, 2017, under Photo News

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57605 'Totnes Castle' crosses Coombe by Saltash Viaduct with the summer Saturdays only 2P70 10:28 St Erth to Plymouth. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57605 ‘Totnes Castle’ crosses Coombe by Saltash Viaduct with the summer Saturdays only 2P70 10:28 St Erth to Plymouth. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57605 'Totnes Castle' comes off Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge with the summer Saturdays only 2P70 10:28 St Erth to Plymouth. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

GWR Class 57/6 No. 57605 ‘Totnes Castle’ comes off Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge with the summer Saturdays only 2P70 10:28 St Erth to Plymouth. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Flying Banana

by on Jul.28, 2017, under Photo News

Class 43 No. 43062 'John Armitt' heads Network Rail's New Measurement High Speed Train towards St Germans with the 1Q18 05:25 Old Oak Common H.S.T.D. to Paignton via Penzance. 43013 was on the rear of the train. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Class 43 No. 43062 ‘John Armitt’ heads Network Rail’s New Measurement High Speed Train towards St Germans with the 1Q18 05:25 Old Oak Common H.S.T.D. to Paignton via Penzance. 43013 was on the rear of the train. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Cement Empties

by on Jul.13, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail Class 70 No. 70805 at Liskeard with the 6C36 1138 Moorswater to Aberthaw empty cement working. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail Class 70 No. 70805 at Liskeard with the 6C36 1138 Moorswater to Aberthaw empty cement working. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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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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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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