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1  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Named Trains on: Yesterday at 01:11:10 am
'Drekley Limited' anyone?
2  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Named Trains on: September 24, 2021, 02:06:49 pm
The only named train shown in the December 2019 D timetable is the Night Riviera.

Another step towards mediocrity. Train length, comfort and facilities are in my view of greater importance than names, but this is still a small backward step.

Still, the occasion seems to have passed un noticed for a long time, even by an informed community such as ours...........
3  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway and Related History / Re: St Blazey Turntable on: July 24, 2021, 06:27:28 pm
I can now share the St Blazey project website.
4  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway and Related History / Re: St Blazey Turntable on: July 23, 2021, 10:24:04 pm
My inexperience in posting links. Apologies.

Thanks to graham for resolving it.
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway and Related History / St Blazey Turntable on: July 23, 2021, 08:35:08 am
Mpower Kernow CIC (Community Interest Company ) is delighted to finally be able to go public with our exciting plans for the turntable, and an associated workshop at St Blazey.  Our first press release went to Trackside Magazine, with the remainder of the rail press and wider media briefed this week.][url][/url]

Not going to publish the press release yet, as I figure it is important that the media gets a chance to sell magazines, but as one of the directors of this project, I am happy to answer any questions.

Cheers all.
6  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Best Split ticket site ? on: April 27, 2021, 08:46:53 pm
With the easing of lockdown, I have just started looking to book a Thurs or Friday departure from Lostwithiel to Stoke on Trent, returning on the Sunday.  Wondering in our collective opinion if there is a split ticketing website of choice or preference please.  Advance travel, over a month away.

Cheers all !
7  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Lostwithiel Bridge works - March 2021 on: March 16, 2021, 10:33:34 pm
An aspiration to lift two of the spans out tonight wind permitting.
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: DfT sifts 60 new rail plans on: March 16, 2021, 10:30:23 pm
Fowey to Lostwithiel proposal is quite interesting. Park, ride and float.
9  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Lostwithiel Bridge works - March 2021 on: March 15, 2021, 08:26:43 am
40 years old.  The one adjacent to it is approx 140 years old, and just getting a coat of paint.....
10  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Most scenic Cornish branch line on: March 10, 2021, 01:14:57 pm
Lostwithiel to Fowey
11  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Trewoon bridge replacement March 2021 on: February 15, 2021, 11:11:20 pm
Preparations are well underway for the up rail/ river bridge to be replaced here in lostwithiel at the same time.
12  Journey by Journey / London to South Wales / Re: Call from GWR to invest and electrify from Cardiff to Swansea on: February 15, 2021, 10:16:02 am
From Business Live

GWR (Great Western Railway) boss calls for electrification to Swansea and faster train speeds in Wales

Mark Hopwood said his trains travel at 125mph but cannot do so in Wales

The boss of train company Great Western Railway (GWR), Mark Hopwood, has called for electrification of the South Wales mainline to reach Swansea alongside investment allowing his trains to travel at much higher speeds once through the Severn Tunnel.

Electrification of around 60 miles of track from Cardiff to Swansea was shelved by then UK (United Kingdom) Government Transport Secretary Chris Grayling back in 2017 on cost grounds. With the whole electrification of the Great Western Mainline starting from London over budget and running overtime, there were even, at one stage, concerns that it would only go as far as Bristol.

Would love to see the equivalent line speed diagram for Paddington to Penzance.
13  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Lostwithiel Footbridge on: February 10, 2021, 10:00:34 am
I shall unmask myself.  I am Tim Hughes, current Mayor of Lostwitihel, campaigner for a replacement footbridge for the last 8 years, and otherwise strong supporter of Lostwithiel Station.

Have built relationships with CC and the industry and we have seen some great minor investments at the station which have made the traveling experience significantly better.  We were the only station in the Devon and Cornwall area to secure access for all funding to aid access to platform two when the bridge is installed, and thanks are owed to Sheryll Murray MP (Member of Parliament) for helping make this happen.

The officers and staff at CC have been really good throughout this, but now Councillor Martin has hijacked this project and is trying to claim the credit for it.  Anyone would have thought there are Cornwall Council elections brewing..... And yes, I am a candidate in these elections !
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / News, Help and Assistance / Re: How to run a poll on the Coffee Shop on: January 26, 2021, 06:44:23 pm
My mistakes.  Thanks Graham.
15  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Presidential Rail Travel on: January 26, 2021, 06:43:54 pm
As suggested by others, and collated into a poll by me. 

Given the opportunity to convey visiting world leaders, by train on the St Ives Branch line, what rolling stock would you choose.

Thanks all.
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