Regards Clive Smith
1 and 2. Standing at the west end of platform 4 at Salisbury at dawn with the 0608 departure for Gloucester. Several SWR sets were stabled close by awaiting their orders for the day.
3. With the driver of the 0842 Gloucester-Weymouth busy returning the single line token to the instrument on platform 2 at Maiden Newton there was just time to snap 150002 from the public foot crossing at the south end of the station. 166210 stands in platform 1 working the 1110 Weymouth-Gloucester.
4. 150002 arrives at Avoncliff Halt with the 1310 Weymouth-Gloucester. With just a short turnaround at Gloucester the next working was the 1642 back to Weymouth (arr 2009) followed by the 2020 to Bristol Temple Meads. One train that has definitely paid for itself several times over during its 36 years of service.
Best wishes, Dave. David Tozer
Regards. Karl (Friends Of Penmere Station).
Luckily I did have one trip along the line and followed several trains along there. For see our current collection of pictures please click here. KJ.