Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Cornish Riviera by Bern the Lens

Our old friend Bern the Lens has been out and about again. And again I'm delighted to have received a couple of cracking shots from his outing on Saturday just gone.

As always, I'll let Bernard do the explaining...

"No doubt you heard about the two specials run last weekend to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the Great Western Railway. Here are the Mills offerings. This is the return  "Cornish Riviera" special from Penzance to Bristol seen at Draw Wood in the Glyn Valley on the stiff climb from Bodmin Parkway to Doublebois. To get to this location, it is about a 30 minute walk following the Forestry Commission path around the contours, but despite the heat and a gammy leg, well worth the effort."
Bern has also kindly noted the lack of proximity of the permanent way to Millbrook...

"The down special "Cornish Riviera" last Saturday on Forder Viaduct just West of Saltash in glorious evening light and the River Tamar and the Dockyard as a back drop - and high tide as well. This is just about the nearest the Railway gets to Millbrook!!"
Many thanks to Bern the Lens for once again sharing his terrific eye for a photo with us.

Bernard is a well known and highly respected figure in railway history and photography circles with one of the country's most comprehensive and beautifully composed photo collections dating back to when he was a nipper taking shots on his Daguerr√©otype camera. 

You can see more of his work on his website just click here  and purchase high quality prints from his web-shop by clicking here (trust me they make great presents for the railway fan in your life - surely you have at least one?)

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