Creech St Michael 11th June
Diesels to the Seaside
Andrew Triggs & Martin Duff
The Deltic and Class 50 are seen side by side at Minehead at breakfast time on Saturday, 45041 is seen approaching Blue Anchor late evening Saturday, then again at Williton (note the new semaphore signalling at the Taunton end) on Sunday. Earlier on Sunday I recorded a pair of Class 20’s leaving Doniford, also the Class 50 at Watchet in full sun. A great weekend, and thanks to Andrew Triggs for doing the driving up and down the branch to get to the various photographic locations on Sunday.
Owing to the large number of photographs of this Gala already on our website we have found it necessary to reduce the number slightly on this occasion
Riding the Rails of Devon
We departing Exeter at 11.58 to Paignton to see the arrival of the steam and then onto Churston for the engines turning before returning back to Exeter and Newton Abbot for the ttains return run.
Further delays were encountered on our return journey at Par where a lady was stretched out on the platform as our train pulled in. An ambulance was called and assistance was given by the train crew and passengers, only to find out that she was worse for wear being on the bottle, delaying us by nearly one hour.