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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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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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Moorswater MPV

by on Jun.17, 2016, under Photo News

The first train on the Moorswater branch (beyond Coombe Junction Halt) since Pathfinder's tour on Sunday 10 February 2013 sees Network Rail Windhoff MPVs DR98958 & DR98908 approaching Moorswater Viaduct with the 2135 St Blazey L I P to St Blazey L I P weed killing train. The train also visited Looe and the Tamar Valley Line to Gunnislake. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

The first train on the Moorswater branch (beyond Coombe Junction Halt) since Pathfinder’s tour on Sunday 10 February 2013 sees Network Rail Windhoff MPVs DR98958 & DR98908 approaching Moorswater Viaduct with the 2135 St Blazey L I P to St Blazey L I P weed killing train. The train also visited Looe and the Tamar Valley Line to Gunnislake. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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The Purbeck & Bomo Explorer

by on Jun.11, 2016, under Photo News

Boden Rail Engineering Ltd English Electric class 50s D407/50007 'Hercules' & D400/50050 'Fearless' cross Holes Bay, Poole, Dorset with the 1Z50 04:48 Derby to Swanage Pathfinder Tours 'The Purbeck & Bomo Explorer'

Boden Rail Engineering Ltd English Electric class 50s D407/50007 ‘Hercules’ & D400/50050 ‘Fearless’ cross Holes Bay, Poole, Dorset with the 1Z50 04:48 Derby to Swanage Pathfinder Tours ‘The Purbeck & Bomo Explorer’.

Boden Rail Engineering Ltd English Electric class 50s D407/50007 'Hercules' & D400/50050 'Fearless' approach Harmans Cross on the Swanage Railway with the 1Z50 04:48 Derby to Swanage Pathfinder Tours 'The Purbeck & Bomo Explorer'

Boden Rail Engineering Ltd English Electric class 50s D407/50007 ‘Hercules’ & D400/50050 ‘Fearless’ approach Harmans Cross on the Swanage Railway with the 1Z50 04:48 Derby to Swanage Pathfinder Tours ‘The Purbeck & Bomo Explorer’.

Boden Rail Engineering Ltd English Electric class 50s D407/50007 'Hercules' & D400/50050 'Fearless' after arrival at Swanage

Boden Rail Engineering Ltd English Electric class 50s D407/50007 ‘Hercules’ & D400/50050 ‘Fearless’ after arrival at Swanage.

Fifty fan fest at Swanage

Fifty fan fest at Swanage

 

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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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