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Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by railway12, May 10, 2020.

  1. dave from Cornwall

    dave from Cornwall Active Member

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    Oh I know they are hidden, as they tend to be used at night. It was a case as scenery that sort of rail furniture is not present?
     
  2. dave from Cornwall

    dave from Cornwall Active Member

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    Continuing my weekly spamming- Just a couple of a 150 on the Falmouth to Truro Branch line before it goes into the tunnel between Chacewater and Carnon Downs.
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    #Cornwall

    What I find interesting is that the Tunnel was clearly built to two lines, yet the cutting was made for one!
     
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  3. InspectorTiger

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    This is my home line, so I'd be very pleased to see it. It's impossible to imagine a Cornish route without Brunel's magnificent bridge, so it would need to start at Plymouth, and allowing thirty-odd miles, which is typical for a TSW route, that would get you to about Lostwithiel (change at Bodmin Parkway for the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway... unlikely).

    Particularly interesting stations here are Lostwithiel (historic signal box and crossing, and also notable for being my home station) and Liskeard. A combination of Class 43s, which every Cornish person relies on to get to the mainland, local Sprinters, and a few 66s for freight will do nicely, thank you.
     
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  4. TSWx

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    Mhhhhh weird. It's much to big for one single line, but I don't think that 2 trains would fit in that tunnel. Well pretty close if so.
     
  5. TSWx

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    Don't get me wrong but a Cornish line untill Lostwithiel is not typicall cornish. China Clay, Branch lines are located in the other side of Cornwall, the Penzance end, which would be more typicall, and also better in my opinion.
     
  6. Rail Runner

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    It is more likely from the Broad-gauge era.
     
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  7. dave from Cornwall

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    Interesting isnt it. Which half of 60 miles would you naturally choose?

    If you could get as far as Lostwithiel you could have the freight to Fowey and the Looe branch line from Liskeard...but that is extra mileage that they don't seem interested in :(
     
  8. railway12

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    Hello, it's been a while since my forum post was made and still so many different people are replying and keeping this up-to-date. So, many thanks to all supporters and users of the Cornwall forum post. It's lovely to see this going on.
     
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  9. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    would like to add an idea not sure if has been mentioned but maybe lets say if they were unable to have any of the branch lines on the cornish mainline route they could come with a pack of all of the together lets call it the "Cornish branch line" pack but yeah would love the game to someday have this route as with the new services you could have the 800s and 43s running with 66 freight which would give great variety and opportunities for a long lifespan
     
  10. Knightfire1964

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    also i would really find it weird to play on my home station if it ever came out i would spend ages exploring to see the level of detail
     
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  11. Dejin

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    Lovely photos dave from Cornwall, and thanks for the explanation of the Tamper, Rail Runner. I was curious as to how it actually worked and found the following YouTube video from a Tamper manufacturer and thought I’d pass it on if anyone else was curious:

     
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  12. dave from Cornwall

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    Well got to keep it "up" the page, Cornwall is so often a forgotten backwater...worth keep waving the flag!

    Thanks Dejin for the video.

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  13. dave from Cornwall

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    Just because of because of because...

    Its lockdown again, so my daily exercise coincides with some trains...

    A couple of 43/Castle Class photos.

    Just bumping the thread again just to wave the flag for Cornwall!

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  14. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    very nice miss being on the trains would come back home from college in truro on them some interesting memories from it
     
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  15. TSWx

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    Finally, I've already been waiting for your spam :)
     
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  16. dave from Cornwall

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    Just little ol me getting the Cornwall drum out again and banging it loudly.

    Who doesn't want to see or even drive 800's, 43's and 158's whip past the old remaining mine engine houses dotted along the Cornwall line?

    I am sure people would?

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  17. dave from Cornwall

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    There must be some love for the Longrock area of the Penzance line. 43's stabled waiting for their next turn or having them slowly crawling past the depot and the train wash station. Along with the stunning St Michaels Mount in the background!
     

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  18. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    That would be a ‘must have’ if and when it comes to TSW2... it would mean that it was more modern, but oh well, it would give an opportunity for a Class 57 to be added!
     
  19. dave from Cornwall

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    I would be more hopeful that we got "St Piran" the skin for the 08....

    But wishful thinking. I am on the understanding everyone wants London to Brighton or the E/WCML :(

    If they put a 57 in, then it would be an added service on the GWE as well :)

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  20. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    Definitely! Let’s hope that it is added. Furthermore, hopefully there would be a service where you could take the Class 57 from Long Rock to Par to pick up the Par to Exeter Summer services using MK3 Day coaches.
     
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  21. dave from Cornwall

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    Isnt this a nice shot of the 43/castle class with St Michaels Mount in the background! What is there not to like? A Sainsbury's just out of shot? :)
     

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  22. dave from Cornwall

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    As no one asked, demanded or requested. I continue our jaunt up and down the mainline of Cornwall.

    Here is a 800 and a four carriage 150 at Par station, along with a network rail "stone blower" in the siding.
     

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  23. Rail Runner

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    Track Machines are definitely a ‘Must Have’ on TSW2, even if you cannot operate them, just having the opportunity to take them to site or to use them in driver-training moves, it would be great to have!
     
  24. dave from Cornwall

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    I am sure someone asked for a picture of 150 fighting the wind and waves of Mounts Bay as it heads to Penzance?

    Oh no one did....

    Oh.

    How about a 158 in Truro after it returned from Falmouth Docks?

    No?

    Oh, sorry.

    A 43 heading towards Penzance out of Truro?

    No?

    Sorry.

    Have a great week!

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  25. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    I recently was watching a documentary on Channel 5 this last weekend about a Railtour down to Cornwall. I have to say that if the Route was added, then having the ability to have a railtour Path running on the line would be amazing. Especially considering the fact that they are releasing a Hydraulics pack for GWE which hopefully will mean that there will be come more locos to use...
    What are your thoughts?
     
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  26. dave from Cornwall

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    Ultimately...I would be happy with anything down this way :)

    In May the "Midland Pullman" is heading down this way, so lockdown pending, that should be a good one to catch along the line :)

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  27. dave from Cornwall

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    So in the last of this years Trains of Cornwall Spam.

    We have a 158 a Truro Station
    A cracking shot of St Michaels Mount from Penzance station
    A 800 in Penzance with the large dome from the bank in the distance.

    #Cornwall

    Stay safe everyone

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  28. dave from Cornwall

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    Happy New Year from...Cornwall.

    A 158 on the downline into St Erth, A view from a 150 going to St Ives and a 43 about to depart on the upline from St Erth
     

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  29. Rail Runner

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    I am glad to see that GWR HSTs are still running. Maybe this could also be a DLC if the route comes? If this route is added, maybe the Castle Set should be used. But I would definitely prefer the Mk3s with Drop Downs!
     
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  30. dave from Cornwall

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    More glorious spamming of Cornish Mainline here. This time Redruth station.

    In the back ground you can see Carn Brea castle- a folly built in the 1700's and now a restaurant, and beside it the Basset Monument. A huge granite edifice to celebrate the owner of lots of the Cornish mines in the 1850's.

    Oh and of course a 43 heading off to Penzance and a 150 coming up from Penzance.
     

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