All the Best
Bill Elston Paul Barlow, Keith Turley and David Tozer
GBRf 66748,with 4 HST power cars ( 43056, 43087, 43193 and 43197 ). in tow, working from Long Marston to Laira.
Not long after, 66606 rolled by with the Riverside to Whatley quarry empties. Take care, Bill
Kind regards, Paul
hauling ex GWR class 43 power cars Nos.43197-43193-43087 and 43056,
working the OC20 12:41 Long Marston to Plymouth Laira stock transfer.
Class 166 166216 with the 5Z57 1713 Exeter (St David’s) – Paignton.
All the Best
1. Clearing Totnes station at 17.45, running 11 early at this point
2. Heading away from Totnes By Pass bridge towards Plymouth and Laira T&RSMD
(1 & 2) GBRf 66748 passes the site of Brent station on 13th April with the 0C20 12.41 Long Marston - Laira stored power car move with First Great Western blue liveried 43197, 43193, 43087 and 43156. The blue power cars have faded a lot with nearly two years open storage.
(3) 67023 heads the four-weekly 1Q18 06.08 Reading Triangle - Paignton via Penzance Network Measuring Train (NMT) on the 9th April. 67027 on the rear. Remarkably after living near Ivybridge for just over twenty years I have never taken a picture at Dinnaton which is a mile and a half west of Ivybridge station. Not sure why. Perhaps it may have been overgrown for a long time. There is a fitness centre and golf course immediately to my right over the bridge with a most convenient car park. In the background is the lunar landscape of Lee Moor China Clay Works.
(4) 43029 heads the 13.18 Exeter St Davids - Penzance into Par station past the wonderful semaphore signals. 43171 was on the rear of this shortened 2+3 set.
Regards. Clive Smith
Guy and Charlotte Vincent
20118 was for several years preserved at the South Devon Railway.
5X20 0956 Eastleigh T&RSMD - Long Marston. Eight former Greater Anglia coaches that have been refurbished and adorned with Chiltern branding. Two images: 1. passing Westbury and on the approach to Hawkeridge Jctn running some 95 minutes late (due to a late start from the depot, photo by Charlotte) and 2. approaching Bradford on Avon with 3 video stills. According to reports the two class 20s were located at Worksop (Notts) on Sunday morning but later ran light to Derby in order to take some EMU barrier vehicles to Wembley Yard (Mon 12th). Once this was done the duo left light to Eastleigh for today's task.
Regards, Guy Vincent