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« on: April 28, 2021, 08:29:02 am »

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07:54 Looe to Liskeard due 08:26
07:54 Looe to Liskeard due 08:26 will be started from Sandplace.
It will no longer call at Looe.
This is due to a river flooding the railway.

Apart from St Ives Branch which had some short runs between St Ives and Lelant Saltings, and the semii-Cornish (?) line from Plymouth to Gunnislake where some trains haven't even reached Cornwall (turn at Bere Alston), are there other short runs in Cornish branches?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 08:44:06 am »

Bodmin Parkway-Bodmin General

Truro-The Dell when Falmouth Docks was closed...
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 08:57:37 am »

If that report was today, seems very odd as we’ve had very little/no rain to fill rivers in April.....?
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 09:36:44 am »

If that report was today, seems very odd as we’ve had very little/no rain to fill rivers in April.....?

It was, and still is. I thought I'd found an explanation, based on it being a very high spring tide and Looe the most-flooded town in England. But it's past high tide now, and GWR (Great Western Railway) are still saying:
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09:05 Looe to Liskeard due 09:33 will be cancelled.
This is due to a river flooding the railway.

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The railway is flooded at Sandplace. Network Rail staff are expected on-site at 08:15, and will advise whether the subsequent trains to and from Looe are able to run.

That looks more like something local, like a blocked stream or drainage channel.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 09:43:33 am »

Driver going towards Looe found fast running water ahead of the train and was concerned the ballast was being dislodged, so changed ends and returned to Liskeard (with permission).
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 10:45:43 am »

We had heavy rain in Liskeard This morning after weeks of dry weather which I can assume will have created additional run off to normal with the rain hitting the dry land.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2021, 05:15:17 pm »

Flooding of the track is one of the most common causes of cancellations on the Looe branch. The East Looe River runs  close alongside it for nearly the whole way
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 05:22:38 pm »

We had heavy rain in Liskeard This morning after weeks of dry weather which I can assume will have created additional run off to normal with the rain hitting the dry land.

More likely to be this, rather than river flow, given no rain for this month until this morning
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