Westbury Berkley Marsh
Regards, Guy Vincent
Preparations for the Okehampton relaying.
56302 PECO The Railway Modeller at Stoke Canon with the 1436 6F27 Westbury to Crediton.
70808 at Stoke Canon with the 1508 6F28 Westbury to Crediton.
Regards Dave Tozer
66150 is seen on St Blazey, the sole locomotive on a Saturday. How packed with locos it would have been 20 years ago.
Finally, one from yesterday (16th) sees the bridge nearest my home having been cleared, and a view not seen for many a year at Mount Charles, St Austell. 2E07 runs down towards Carlyon Bay and passes the scalped lineside by the social club. Trains now exposed on the embankment which offers a good view of the eastern side of town for passengers, again, not seen in years.
Barnstaple Branch 2
From David Tozer, Guy Vincent, Peter Murnaghan and David Ward,
Some very interesting shots this morning from Ken. To clarify: the loco numbered 26002 is actually one of the Southern Railway Bullied-Raworth class 70 "Booster" Co-Co prototypes dating from the early 1940s and scrapped in 1969. 26002 was built at Ashford in 1941 and originally numbered CC2. Plenty of info can be found online regarding the history and use of these then futuristic locos. Ken did well to get a picture of this rarity just before it was scrapped.
Regards, Guy Vincent.
It was a great pity that none of these three powerful locos survived.
PS - I should also have added that they used to pull the Royal Train to Tattenham Corner when HM the Queen visited the Derby at Epsom Downs racecourse.
The images of Ken Mumford 'Scrap' I think we need to re message the last image as this is not a Class 26 Diesel, but one of the three heavy electrics built for the Southern Railway in 1940. Built at Ashford designed by Arthur Raworth, Oliver Bullied. This one was slightly modified by C.M.Cock who succeeded Arthur Raworth
When I started to look at this, I thought well it can't be a Class 26 Diesel as this one as a six wheeled bogie, where as a Class 26 as a four-wheel bogie.
Secondly look at the roof you can see where the pantograph was in the middle of roof for use in marshalling yards and short sidings in Kent, like Hither Green and some of the branches and sidings connected to the Kent Coal Field.
They finished their final days on the Newhaven Boat Trains
Regards, David Ward.