His funeral will be at Gloucester crematorium Thursday 17th February at 10.00
The Wake will be held at Red Hart in Blaisdon.
Flickr site :-
Chard and Seaton
However, a bit further West and 20 or so years earlier we had the busy Express Dairy Milk and Egg Depot at Seaton Junction and try as i might I can't understand how they managed to shunt their tanks and vans, apparently without benefit of a private owner loco. There is plenty of evidence, including pictures, of the Seaton Branch loco, sometimes still attached to the Pull/Push set (!), shunting the Milk Depot sidings. But according to track plans there was no run around off the main line and a move to haul filled tanks from the Depot into the long Up Sidings would surely leave the loco trapped. Similarly how did did empty tanks reach the depot if they were dropped off from a down train? Was there a horse? Gravity? Pinch-bar?
Any help from members in solving this Shunting Puzzle would be much appreciated.
With kind regards to you both,
Direct Rail Services (DRS) were contracted by Network Rail to move a quantity of HOBC and Track Renewal Train vehicles from High Marnham, Notts, to Taunton Fairwater on Friday 11th. The train consisted of 38 'wagons' with a total length of 2162 feet and combined weight of 1742 tonnes. Passage of 6X37 through our area was after dark but on Saturday 12th the two locos used, 68008 'Avenger' and 68018 'Vigilant' ran light from Taunton to Willesden Brent as 0Z68 via the Berks & Hants line. Both names were formerly used on 'Warships' nos D804 and D861. The locos were captured at speed heading east along the Westbury Avoiding line at Penleigh Park foot crossing where the field beyond has recently become a housing estate. See previous photos on the site taken here in 1976 and 2017 and compare. All in the name of progress...
Regards, Guy Vincent.
NOTE FROM Ken Mumford:- Colin has given me permssion to pass these photos on - thank you, Colin.
These figures remind me of the cardboard cut-out Police Officers that can be seen at certain locations on our region.