In case you haven't got them already, the numbers of the coaches were 6264, 977983, 5981 and 977868.
Cheers, .Kyle Many thanks Kyle.
Popped out for the HST replacement NMT today. News travelled fast that two class 68s were to top & tail a loco hauled train working 1Q18 Old Oak Common to Paignton via Penzance. 68004 / 020 were the locos, that bring the tally of class 68 visitors to 4 to the County since May!
The train is seen west bound in typical Summer 16 weather at Penwithers Jn and then returning some time later at Merthen Farm near Par.
Cheers for now, Craig Many thanks for yours Craig
Top & Tail Network Rail Train With Class 68s
By Mick House
Words and Photos By Mick House
Additional photos by Andrew Triggs
Many Thanks Andrew
Best wishes Andrew Thank you Andrew
KJ previously gave this location as Curry Rivel Junction and the train as joining the main line. How wrong can I be? In a deluge of criticisms I am advised that the train has just left the main line and is heading for Yeovil.Many thanks John and also to my proof readers (that's you out there) - your comments are much appreciated.
BR South Devon 2
Many thanks Mike.
I enclose a picture of 41223 at Halwill. What is interesting is the roughly bent copper pipe with compression fittings beneath the smokebox. It looks as though it may go to the device to the left-hand side of the smokebox which could be a Westinghouse pump, although not a model I remember seeing before. Perhaps you could publicise the picture to see if anyone has the answers. Before going to Exmouth Junction the loco was at Barnstaple Junction; before that in the Midlands; and before that again in North Wales. The immediately preceding locomotives numbered 41210 to 41222 were all push-pull fitted.
All the best, Mike Many thanks Mike.