Three past midnight
Three past midnight

Penzance-bound "Night Riviera" rips through Hanwell at three minutes past midnight. 

Quiet corridor
Quiet corridor

FG 10616 Mk 3a SLEP (sleeper with pantry), "Carriage G" on Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera."

Speeding though Slough
Speeding though Slough

"Night Riviera" speeds through Slough at 00:14.

Semaphores at sunrise
Semaphores at sunrise

1C99, the London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" calls at Bodmin Parkway.

Lostwithiel
Lostwithiel

1C99, the London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" glides through Lostwithiel.

Redruth
Redruth

Eastbound HST dives into a tunnel at Redruth as the Night Riviera emerges.

Good morning Camborne
Good morning Camborne

View from the Night Riviera near Camborne

Chasing shadows
Chasing shadows

Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera" chases its shadow west of Camborne.

Looking back
Looking back

View from the vestibule of 10616, last car on the Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera" west of Camborne.

Low tide at Hayle
Low tide at Hayle

Hayle  from the Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera"

Penzance
Penzance

FG 10616 on the rear of the "Night Riviera" at Penzance.

Penzance by morning 2
Penzance by morning 2

Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" and Mk 3B AE1H Open Brake First No. 17175 in from Paddington on the "Night Riviera."

Leaving Par
Leaving Par

CrossCountry 220013 departing Par with the 1M49 Penzance to Manchester Piccadilly service.

Par semaphore 1
Par semaphore 1

Semaphore signal at east end of platform Par station

Par semaphore 2
Par semaphore 2

Semaphore signal at east end of platform Par station

Newquay Super Sprinter
Newquay Super Sprinter

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153369 arriving from Newquay with 2N03 1013 Newquay to Par service.

Semaphore and disc
Semaphore and disc

Semaphore signals, Par station.

LD
LD

LD signal box, Liskeard

Sprinter at LD
Sprinter at LD

Class 150/2 Sprinter 150234 passes LD signal box at Liskeardwith the 2C45 1018 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service.

Looe Branch station
Looe Branch station

Detail, Looe Branch station, Lisekard

Pickets
Pickets

Picket fence, Liskeard station

Great Western legacy
Great Western legacy

Centre-pivot semaphore, Liskeard station

Shadows of history
Shadows of history

Centre-pivot semaphore, Liskeard station

Trains to Looe
Trains to Looe

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 arrives at Liskeard station with the 2L80 1143 Looe to Liskeard service.

Low tide
Low tide

South of Sandplace aboard Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 en route to Looe

All off at Looe
All off at Looe

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 at Looe station with the 2L81, 1216 Liskeard to Looe service. 

Looe at low tide
Looe at low tide

Looe

Lunch
Lunch

Takeaway from The Pasty Shop for a riverside lunch

Lunch 2
Lunch 2

Pastys on the waterfront

On the beach
On the beach

Looe

St. Mary's church, Looe
St. Mary's church, Looe

St. Mary's church, Looe, dedicated 1259

Waiting for the train
Waiting for the train

Pints at the Globe Inn, Looe

Boarding for Liskeard
Boarding for Liskeard

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 with the 2L86 Looe to Liskeard service boarding passengers at Looe.

LD and hydrangeas
LD and hydrangeas

LD signal box, Liskeard

Traces of Great Western
Traces of Great Western

Station platform at Liskeard

The Royal Duchy
The Royal Duchy

Class 43 HST No. 43070 "The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers" pauses beside semaphores as the Paddington-Penzance "Royal Duchy" makes its station stop at St. Erth.

West Country semaphores
West Country semaphores

St. Erth

Sprinting in from St. Ives
Sprinting in from St. Ives

Class 150/1 Sprinter 150101 and Class 150/2 150202 arriving with 2A40 1731 St. Ives to St. Erth service. 

Lelant Saltings
Lelant Saltings

View from Class 150/2 Sprinter 150202 working the 2A41 1748 St. Erth to St. Ives service.

Sprinter and palms
Sprinter and palms

Class 150/2 Sprinter 150202 ready to depart St. Ives for St. Erth.

St. Ia
St. Ia

Consecrated in 1434, St. Ia parish church presides over St. Ives

Smeaton's Pier
Smeaton's Pier

St. Ives harbour from The Terrace

Godrevy
Godrevy

Godrevy Lighthouse, St. Ives Bay

Beach running
Beach running

Sprinters 150202 and 150101 arriving St. Erth with 2A43 1818 St. Erth to St. Ives service.

St. Erth station
St. Erth station

Class 150 Sprinters 150101 and 150202 with the 2A46 1905 St. Ives to St. Erth service.

St. Erth semaphore
St. Erth semaphore

Westward signal off for the next train to Penzance.

Twilight, St. Erth
Twilight, St. Erth

Waiting for the train to Penzance

Simultaneous arrivals
Simultaneous arrivals

Class 150/2 Sprinter No. 150234 brakes to a stop with the 2P95 1916 Penzance to Plymouth service as Class 43 HST No. 43042 pulls into St. Erth with the Paddington-Penzance 1C84.

Arrivals and departures
Arrivals and departures

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153377 and  CrossCountry 221121 (arrival ex 1V58 0900 Glasgow Central to Penzance) rest on Platform 3 while the 2145 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" awaits passengers on Platform 1 at Penzance.

Full moon at Penzance
Full moon at Penzance

CrossCountry SuperVoyager 221121 rests under the full moon at Penzance after arriving from Glasgow.

Platform 1
Platform 1

Mk 3a SLEP (sleeper with pantry) 10616 on the Penzance-Paddington "Night Riviera," Platform 1 Penzance.

Passage to Paddington
Passage to Paddington

Berth 5/6, carriage "G" (FG 10616) on the Penzance-Paddington "Night Riviera."

Full moon at Penzance 2
Full moon at Penzance 2

CrossCountry SuperVoyager 221121 rests under the full moon at Penzance as a First Great Western HST arrives from Paddington.

Great Western revival
Great Western revival

Detail, GWR rebranded Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" waiting to depart Penzance for Paddington with the "Night Riviera."

Night Riviera
Night Riviera

GWR rebranded Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" waiting to depart Penzance for Paddington with the "Night Riviera."

On time
On time

Getting underway at the stroke of its timetabled 21:45 departure time, Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" accelerates the "Night Riviera" away from Penzance station. The train will make Paddington well before dawn.

Three past midnight
Quiet corridor
Speeding though Slough
Semaphores at sunrise
Lostwithiel
Redruth
Good morning Camborne
Chasing shadows
Looking back
Low tide at Hayle
Penzance
Penzance by morning 2
Leaving Par
Par semaphore 1
Par semaphore 2
Newquay Super Sprinter
Semaphore and disc
LD
Sprinter at LD
Looe Branch station
Pickets
Great Western legacy
Shadows of history
Trains to Looe
Low tide
All off at Looe
Looe at low tide
Lunch
Lunch 2
On the beach
St. Mary's church, Looe
Waiting for the train
Boarding for Liskeard
LD and hydrangeas
Traces of Great Western
The Royal Duchy
West Country semaphores
Sprinting in from St. Ives
Lelant Saltings
Sprinter and palms
St. Ia
Smeaton's Pier
Godrevy
Beach running
St. Erth station
St. Erth semaphore
Twilight, St. Erth
Simultaneous arrivals
Arrivals and departures
Full moon at Penzance
Platform 1
Passage to Paddington
Full moon at Penzance 2
Great Western revival
Night Riviera
On time
Three past midnight

Penzance-bound "Night Riviera" rips through Hanwell at three minutes past midnight. 

Quiet corridor

FG 10616 Mk 3a SLEP (sleeper with pantry), "Carriage G" on Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera."

Speeding though Slough

"Night Riviera" speeds through Slough at 00:14.

Semaphores at sunrise

1C99, the London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" calls at Bodmin Parkway.

Lostwithiel

1C99, the London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" glides through Lostwithiel.

Redruth

Eastbound HST dives into a tunnel at Redruth as the Night Riviera emerges.

Good morning Camborne

View from the Night Riviera near Camborne

Chasing shadows

Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera" chases its shadow west of Camborne.

Looking back

View from the vestibule of 10616, last car on the Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera" west of Camborne.

Low tide at Hayle

Hayle  from the Paddington-Penzance "Night Riviera"

Penzance

FG 10616 on the rear of the "Night Riviera" at Penzance.

Penzance by morning 2

Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" and Mk 3B AE1H Open Brake First No. 17175 in from Paddington on the "Night Riviera."

Leaving Par

CrossCountry 220013 departing Par with the 1M49 Penzance to Manchester Piccadilly service.

Par semaphore 1

Semaphore signal at east end of platform Par station

Par semaphore 2

Semaphore signal at east end of platform Par station

Newquay Super Sprinter

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153369 arriving from Newquay with 2N03 1013 Newquay to Par service.

Semaphore and disc

Semaphore signals, Par station.

LD

LD signal box, Liskeard

Sprinter at LD

Class 150/2 Sprinter 150234 passes LD signal box at Liskeardwith the 2C45 1018 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service.

Looe Branch station

Detail, Looe Branch station, Lisekard

Pickets

Picket fence, Liskeard station

Great Western legacy

Centre-pivot semaphore, Liskeard station

Shadows of history

Centre-pivot semaphore, Liskeard station

Trains to Looe

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 arrives at Liskeard station with the 2L80 1143 Looe to Liskeard service.

Low tide

South of Sandplace aboard Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 en route to Looe

All off at Looe

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 at Looe station with the 2L81, 1216 Liskeard to Looe service. 

Looe at low tide

Looe

Lunch

Takeaway from The Pasty Shop for a riverside lunch

Lunch 2

Pastys on the waterfront

On the beach

Looe

St. Mary's church, Looe

St. Mary's church, Looe, dedicated 1259

Waiting for the train

Pints at the Globe Inn, Looe

Boarding for Liskeard

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153305 with the 2L86 Looe to Liskeard service boarding passengers at Looe.

LD and hydrangeas

LD signal box, Liskeard

Traces of Great Western

Station platform at Liskeard

The Royal Duchy

Class 43 HST No. 43070 "The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers" pauses beside semaphores as the Paddington-Penzance "Royal Duchy" makes its station stop at St. Erth.

West Country semaphores

St. Erth

Sprinting in from St. Ives

Class 150/1 Sprinter 150101 and Class 150/2 150202 arriving with 2A40 1731 St. Ives to St. Erth service. 

Lelant Saltings

View from Class 150/2 Sprinter 150202 working the 2A41 1748 St. Erth to St. Ives service.

Sprinter and palms

Class 150/2 Sprinter 150202 ready to depart St. Ives for St. Erth.

St. Ia

Consecrated in 1434, St. Ia parish church presides over St. Ives

Smeaton's Pier

St. Ives harbour from The Terrace

Godrevy

Godrevy Lighthouse, St. Ives Bay

Beach running

Sprinters 150202 and 150101 arriving St. Erth with 2A43 1818 St. Erth to St. Ives service.

St. Erth station

Class 150 Sprinters 150101 and 150202 with the 2A46 1905 St. Ives to St. Erth service.

St. Erth semaphore

Westward signal off for the next train to Penzance.

Twilight, St. Erth

Waiting for the train to Penzance

Simultaneous arrivals

Class 150/2 Sprinter No. 150234 brakes to a stop with the 2P95 1916 Penzance to Plymouth service as Class 43 HST No. 43042 pulls into St. Erth with the Paddington-Penzance 1C84.

Arrivals and departures

Class 153 Super Sprinter 153377 and  CrossCountry 221121 (arrival ex 1V58 0900 Glasgow Central to Penzance) rest on Platform 3 while the 2145 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" awaits passengers on Platform 1 at Penzance.

Full moon at Penzance

CrossCountry SuperVoyager 221121 rests under the full moon at Penzance after arriving from Glasgow.

Platform 1

Mk 3a SLEP (sleeper with pantry) 10616 on the Penzance-Paddington "Night Riviera," Platform 1 Penzance.

Passage to Paddington

Berth 5/6, carriage "G" (FG 10616) on the Penzance-Paddington "Night Riviera."

Full moon at Penzance 2

CrossCountry SuperVoyager 221121 rests under the full moon at Penzance as a First Great Western HST arrives from Paddington.

Great Western revival

Detail, GWR rebranded Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" waiting to depart Penzance for Paddington with the "Night Riviera."

Night Riviera

GWR rebranded Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" waiting to depart Penzance for Paddington with the "Night Riviera."

On time

Getting underway at the stroke of its timetabled 21:45 departure time, Class 57/6 57603 "Tintagel Castle" accelerates the "Night Riviera" away from Penzance station. The train will make Paddington well before dawn.

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