The 'Westerns' were used for livery experiments
in the early 1960s. D1004 is "Western Crusader", in loco green
with red-backed name and number plates and yellow warning panels, passing
through the station on an 'up' express. Always wishing to have a representative
selection of locos operating on Coleston, I have five of them!
Myrtle, one of the station-master's cats,
has found a nice quiet place to sunbathe - on top of the main station building's
Guard Mark Symes compliments Dave Whitehead
on his allotment during a brief pause in shunting.
A truncated and disused section of canal
(well, this is 1960 or thereabouts - long before they became popular holiday
amenities), has been turned in to a feature by the landlord of The Barge
Inn. He has even purchased an old narrow boat to use as a restaurant.
No.5423 with B-set under the footbridge
The award-winning, and quite honestly fabulous Kernow Models D600 'Warship'
Class model - D601 "Ark Royal" speeds through Coleston on a return holiday
special, up towards London, trailing a motley selection of ex-GWR coaching stock
from Collett and Hawksworth, in a mixture of carmine & cream, and maroon
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