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The Cornishman 15.05.2010

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Julian Jones, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Julian Jones

    Julian Jones New Member

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    I have just booked on this tour and am looking forward to double headed Great Western steam past the sea wall and over the Devon Banks. Anyone booked on it?
     
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    On from Shrub Hill
     
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    Presumably there will be a Tyseley - Barton Hill via Oxford move in for the day before ?.
     
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    Why is it called The Cornishman ?
     
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    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Maybe because it's going to Plymouth which is in Cornwall..
     
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    Actually, l1avs has a point - Plymouth is in Devon, the train never reaches Cornwall!
     
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    Plymouth is on the Devon side of the Tamar in order to get to the Cornish side you have to Cross Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge!
     
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    http://www.plymouthdevon4u.co.uk/

    To be honest I haven't a clue, but Plymouth is seperated from Cornwall by about 300 yards of water so it's pretty close. :)
    And the Cornishman used to stop in Plymouth!!
     
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    My thinking was, it's a long way from Penzance, it's original destination.
     
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    :embarassed: Doh.. My excuse, I have a relation who lives just across the Tamar from Plymouth, and therefore in Cornwall, forgot that the county boundary was there....
     
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    Tornado's first trip over the South Devon Banks to Plymouth was called the "Tamar Tornado", even though Tornado has STILL not crossed the Tamar!
     
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    In the 1952 timetable, the name The Cornishman was applied by the BR(WR) to a train from Wolverhampton Low Level (09:15) and Birmingham Snow Hill (09:50) to Plymouth and Penzance (17:55), travelling via Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Bristol. The return working left Penzance at 10:30 reaching Birmingham at 18:36 and Wolverhampton at 19:28. Catering was available throughout the journey and the train conveyed a portion for Torquay and Kingswear.

    From Wikipedia

    Given the tour originates in Birmingham , perhaps they felt it appropriate to rekindle a steam age name
     
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    Maybe l1avs is confusing this tour with the Railway Touring Company trip of the same name which runs 2 weeks later and DOES go into Cornwall :D

    Dave B
     
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    I am. Be wearing my 82045 sweatshirt but may not be the only one!
     
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    Not another sweatshirt to look out for!! Why can't you all just have your faces painted in your favoured livery?
    It would make life a lot easier.:)
     
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    My face is red enough without painting it.
     
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    The times for the move from Tyseley to Bristol are now on uksteam. http://uksteam.info/tours/t10/t0514p.htm

    At the top only 5043 is listed, while in the table itself 4965 is listed also. Will 4965 be on this trip?
     
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    Most likely an oversight on Davids part. ......Just looked again and David has corrected the heading.
    Also times for Sat are also now on UKSteam.
     
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    Looks a good path, waters at Tiverton on the down and Exeter on the up, should allow for a run at all the banks then :)
     

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