The first of many railway sleeper trains to Okehampton took place on the evening of 13th January with Colas class 70's top and tailing loaded Salmon wagons to Okehampton where concrete sleepers are being stockpiled to relay the Dartmoor line, The first picture shows 70809 is seen waiting at Credition to enter the possession to Okehampton 70815 was on the rear of the train. The second picture of 70809 on arrival at Okehampton where the sleepers are being off loaded in the car park, which is now the Network Rail compound for the upgrade works.
PLEASE NOTE -It has been decided to cover this extensive project in a new feature see Item 2102 in our Features 2021 section - please click here and scroll as necessary.
Bristol T. M. '21
top-n-tailed by Colas 67027 and 67023. Location half mile West of Crewkerne, photo attached.
Stay safe, Bill
North Crofty Jct.
Today saw the first test train of 2021 formed of the Colas 67s vice New Measurement Train.
I hope Roger makes a speedy recovery following his fall.
Thanks, Mark Lynam
The station should have been up and running in December 2016, but delays, spiralling costs and protracted discussions with the rail industry led to the plan for the new station at Marsh Barton running at shunting speed.
But after planning permission was granted last month, Devon County Council’s cabinet, when they met on Wednesday, unanimously granted approved for the construction of the £16m project.