St Blazey Turntable

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St Blazey Turntable

Post  35005CP on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 4:50 pm

Hi all,

You might have read that the only loco turning facility west of Plymouth is now out of use. The turntable at St Blazey, whilst owned by Network Rail has not been maintained by DB Schencker and has now fallen out of use, because it has become 'unsafe'. DBS claim that they have no business reason to maintain it and, as a result, steam trains across the Tamar will now need to run tender first, at a restricted speed - a highly undesirable state of affairs.

Volunteers at the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway are prepared to commit resources to bringing the turntable back into use, if there is sufficient public support.

If you would like to support this move, please sign the iPetition below:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/st-blazey-turntable

There is also a fuller story in the Cornish Guardian:

http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Steam-trains-travel-backwards-Cornwall/story-21282822-detail/story.html#comments

I hope you will all join me in saving this Turntable?

Many Thanks

Andy


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Re: St Blazey Turntable

Post  StephenRWells on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 6:05 pm

Hi all,

There is a short article on this in the June 2014 Railway Magazine which also says that Network Rail is the ultimate owner of the site and the turntable.

Regards,

Stephen
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Re: St Blazey Turntable

Post  slipperman12 on Wed 06 Aug 2014, 10:30 pm

Hi,
This was published in the August issue of The Railway Magazine :


I hope I haven't broken any copyright conditions - I've checked the magazine and couldn't find anything relevant - but if so, I'll delete this post.

Cheers,
Ged

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