The very last Pacer working
143621 with 150266 worked the 2255 Exmouth to Exeter last night, the last class 143 working for GWR.
The staff of Exeter shed lost no time in debranding the units. The class 143's on Exeter shed were all debranded last night by 2330hrs!
King regards, Paul Barlow
all the best
Paul Thanks Paul
- THE LAST DAY
Paul Barlow, Clive Smith & Roger Winnen
Regards, Clive Smith
Today, 12 December, saw the first public trains to run on the WSR for many months when "Santa Specials" began. The first train was the 11.00 from Bishops Lydeard to Williton and two more were scheduled at 13.45 and 16.30. The attached photos show the initial service, hauled by 9351 passing through Crowcombe. On the rear was D6575. About an hour later the train returned (passengers were not allowed to alight at Williton in order to comply with Covid restrictions) and it is pictured passing Roebuck crossing, this time with the diesel leading.
My best wishes to you and CRS friends.