South Devon Railway
After a few weeks in lock down due to this dreadful virus, working on the railway has a very surreal feel to it. I'm used to solitude of night shifts, but Easter 2020 has felt like night shift in daylight if that makes sense? I'm pleased to report that most places are deserted, the roads and railway stations quiet. I have seen no evidence of "holiday makers" clogging the Duchy.
The clay trains and limited GWR services have made up the majority of services, but a ballast train top and tailed with 66004/084 did break up the monotony on Sat 12th working on the Parkandillack freight branch at Treviscoe. In a cruel twist of fate, the bright sunshine coincided with the arrival of 66047 in the super blue Maritime livery working the local clay circuit. I hope it remains so once life begins to return to normal for everyone.
I would stress that all these images were taken on duty. The local BTP at Truro will be watching for people loitering whilst taking train pictures, and GWR have issued a statement about railway photography.
Best wishes for now, stay safe everyone. Craig Munday