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« on: April 20, 2019, 07:21:28 am »

Had some glorious spring weather when I visited the Bodmin & Wenford Railway this week.

An early train to Bodmin Parkway and a short bus ride got me to Bodmin General an hour or so before the first train of the day.

The line operates over two branches - one to Boscarne Junction and the other to a platform at Bodmin Parkway station.  The service runs top and tailed - on the day I visited there was steam on one end (Bagnall 'Austerity' 75178) and a class 33 at the other.





Before setting off to Boscarne Junction I met up with member SandTEngineer who very kindly showed me around Bodmin General Signalbox.  The frame has all but two of the levers in use - and there are plans for those two!





An enjoyable ride along both branches brought me to Bodmin Parkway in perfect time to catch my mainline connection.



and my thanks to SandTEngineer showing me around when he already had plenty of other jobs to do!

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 07:44:15 am »

Nice piece on Cornwall Live this morning ...

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Behind the scenes at historic Bodmin & Wenford Railway

I am always too much of a pedant for my own good - will anyone else spot the picture of a pile of coal labelled "Welsh coal powers the steam trains on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway" ... but with a locomotive numbered 50 042 just behind it which , I suspect, would choke if fed this sort of fuel!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 11:51:30 am »

I am always too much of a pedant for my own good -
That's nothing.  In the second picture of the original post, the platform starting signal is "off".  But when we see inside the box, lever number 1 (the left-hand-most red one under the cloth in the third picture) is back in the frame. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 02:57:50 pm »

I am always too much of a pedant for my own good -
That's nothing.  In the second picture of the original post, the platform starting signal is "off".  But when we see inside the box, lever number 1 (the left-hand-most red one under the cloth in the third picture) is back in the frame. Grin

I'll let you know tomorrow evening if the interlocking is working as it should, as I'm undertaking a full 5-yearly test of the lever frame all day Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 07:34:05 am »

I am always too much of a pedant for my own good -
That's nothing.  In the second picture of the original post, the platform starting signal is "off".  But when we see inside the box, lever number 1 (the left-hand-most red one under the cloth in the third picture) is back in the frame. Grin

I'll let you know tomorrow evening if the interlocking is working as it should, as I'm undertaking a full 5-yearly test of the lever frame all day Grin

Testing completed successfully Cheesy
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