First move into preservation
We are most fortunate in have the following pictures of the locos arrival at Plymouth in 1981. Many thanks for these Clive.
Those familiar with Plymouth's road system will note Marsh Mills flyover is yet to be built. This occurred early in the 1990s. Anyone travelling west along the A38 at this time was met by a very large roundabout. Note the absence of traffic lights ! Car enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy identifying the various makes.
Wadebridge was initially taken into the adjacent Bass Distribution Depot, now the site of a very large Sainsburys with a nautically themed 'roof of sails' (see the link below for aerial views of Marsh Mills and the adjacent railway). The now demolished Roundabout pub can be seen behind the low loader and the site is now occupied by a Premier Inn and Beefeater complex. 34007's 're-birth' was celebrated for the media with the smashing of champagne by entertainer Danny La Rue and Miss UK 1979 and local Yelverton girl Carolyn Seaward.
Diesel Gala June 2018