to One and All
I do hope you and your family and all at CRS are keeping well despite this damn virus.
I'm just writing to thank you and all the team at the Society for the Autumn Magazine which arrived yesterday. What a fantastic job you have all done to produce the magazine under the present circumstances. I was amazed to receive it to be honest as everything this year has been in such turmoil since the arrival of Covid 19. So well done to the CRS crew.
I always like to send you a photograph even if its well out of CRS territory so please find attached a shot of 70000 Britannia masquerading for the day as 70022 Tornado. The photo was taken at Pyle Station on the 29th July 2020 on the return leg of The Red Dragon railtour (although the tour was listed as the Pembroke Coast Express) from Exeter to Carmarthen and back. The locomotive coming onto, and subsequently off, the train at Bristol Temple Meads so at least it did originate from West Country metals!
Anyway many thanks again for the Autumn magazine take care and stay safe.
Bill Elston & Andrew Triggs
A pleasant surprise today. Whilst we are used to seeing SWR two car Class 158's on this route today is the first time I have seen a Class 158 on this working. I photographed 158767 passing Exmouth Junction with the 1528 5Z30 Exeter TMD to Castle Cary via Yeovil Junction. Whilst GWR Class 158's can be seen in the turnback siding at Exmouth Junction this appears to be the first one of thie GWR version to operate between Exmouth Junction and Yeovil Pen Mill.