Kind regards, Mike Many thanks Mike - as usual - not a detail missed.
Formation: 43194 'Okehampton Castle' (newly named) 41160 42005 42015 42016 44005 43188. The return trip was made not by way of Westbury but rather from Yeovil Pen Mill via Yeovil Junction and Honiton via the L&SWR route.
For the record, 43188 & 43194 worked the first 'Royal Oke' special from Okehampton on Saturday March 18th 2017. On that occasion the train was unfortunately terminated at Exeter St Davids due to having developed severe wheel flats on the descent from Bow. Fortunately a replacement HST set was quickly sourced and this was able to continue to Paddington around an hour late.
Regards, Guy Vincent. Many thanks Indeed Guy.
Kind regards, Paul Barlow A delightful diversion! Many thanks.
Cheers for now, Guy Vincent. Many thanks again Guy.
Much detail - much appreciated.
14th and 15th September 2019
Wonderful weather and a most interesting weekend has produced a crop of pictures which my colleague Roger Winnen - who you will also have seen there will be putting together as a feature. Many thanks to all for your support and pictures.
As a follow up here are some shots of my first visit to Bodmin and Wenford railway. [To be included as a feature] This was a F and W railtours 'The Pixielated Pixie' Worcester to Boscarne junc and Bodmin General. The date was 17 August 1980, I joined the train at Weston super mare and alighted at Exeter on the return. 37084 took the train to Bodmin road where it was changed for 37142. 39 years later 37142 is still working on this line.
Kind regards, Paul Barlow. Many thanks Paul.