A GBRf - operated rail delivery train ran today, 6G97. 1523 Westbury to Par. It was hauled by MSC - liveried 66709 Sorrento, and tailed by 66770.
As it was running some 20min early, I headed to my 'go-to' location of Creech st Michael to see it but it was cut off by flood water, so I dashed round to Bathpool, and was lucky enough to catch it with 5 min to spare!
As can be seen from the photos, the River Tone was in full flood.
Best regards, Bill
The first jolly of the year to capture recently repainted (again) 43184, which was working 1V50 and 1E63 on the day for Cross Country Trains, with a trip thrown in to Laira T&RSMD, again to make the most of the remaining Power Cars stabled there, some in service with others now withdrawn and their days numbered, time waits for nothing and no one
All the Best
Tonight's GBRf rail train drop with 66709 and 66770 top and tailing 6G97 15.37 Westbury Down T.C- Par (via Penzance) stabled at platform 1 at Penzance for CRS
All the Best
1, 2 & 3. 66709 'Sorrento' leading on arrival at Penzance
4 & 5 66770 viewed from above the station wall
6. 66709 'Sorrento' Nameplate
I’m sure Chris Bellett will have some photos from the signal box for you too..?
A very interesting day watching the big shunt at Parkway and luckily the weather was kind, too.
I’ve tried to attach the photos in the order that things happened, I’m not sure whether they will arrive with you in the same order though!
All the best, Jon Hird