Kind regards. Derek
We look forward to your results.
Today I visited the Somerset end of Whiteball Tunnel to capture Colas 70809 top and tailing a rake of AutoBallasters running as 08.00 Crediton-Westbury Down T.C, actually passing Marley at 09.03 (running 7 early at this point) 2 shots of the working enclosed for CRS
All the Best
Yeovil Junction 1
To mark the end of Southern steam on 9th July 1967, Merchant Navy class 35018, BRITISH INDIA LINE headed a charter train from London Victoria to Yeovil Pen Mill, thence to Weymouth and back to Victoria.
35018 was removed at Yeovil jct for servicing and turning. It then ran in reverse to Weymouth.
Photo 1 train arriving at YVJ,
Photo 2 loco reversing to coaling area.
Photo 3, on turntable
photo 4, posing, awaiting departure.
Photo 5, passing Chetnole on its way to Weymouth
Hope these are of interest,
PS, Incidentally, I met up with two of my old school pals, namely David Tozer and Keith Turley.
Yeovil Junction 2
No.35018 'British India Line' at Yeovil Junc. on 9th July 2021,
working the end of Southern steam charter from London Victoria
to Weymouth and return, via Yeovil Junc. and Yeovil Pen Mill.
seen arriving at the station and on the turntable.
Regards Keith Turley.
Yeovil Junction 3
Keith, Bill and myself were members of the Ladysmith Road trainspotters club. To complete the scene 35018 leaving Yeovil Junction for Weymouth.
I have been advised that Yeovil Junction Depot is officially being opened today. The former down through road has walkways, lighting and hop-ups. Similarly two of the sidings at the Sherborne end have also been treated. Photos attached.
Driver Alan Peters