This morning at Pinhoe 06.15 to 07.30
A rare visitor.
0735 6C97 0735 Pinhoe to Westbury after dropping CWR from Exmouth Junction
Best wishes, Bill.
Many thanks Bill
On 11th the still presentable 66098/116 head down past Tywardreath with the RHTT.
The 14th saw me at Bodmin Parkway awaiting my blockage between trains. There was time to catch up with Jimmy James and the Thursday maintenance gang out with a small engineers train on the Bodmin & Wenford railway. There was an opportunity to capture trains from generations apart as the superbly restored wooden brake van, complete with roaring stove contrasted sharply with the sleek lines of a London bound class 800 in the platform. Jimmy gazes across as if a time traveller has arrived like the in film "back to the future"!
66009 was later seen on St Germans viaduct; it having a busy 24 hours. It worked the Par harbour trip early doors on 14th, then worked two portions of JIAs to Exeter Riverside. This study being the returning light engine movement mid afternoon, prior to the RHTT.
Finally, another Saturday and another Driver experience trip with 50042 seen at Charlie's gate bound for Bodmin Road on 16th Oct.
On leave next week, and typically unsettled weather forecast!