I attach a picture of 47082 ‘Atlas’ powering away from Bristol Temple Meads with the 11.10 to Paddington on 31 January 1981.(The coaches were the loco. hauled HST set with a generator van at the back and the front coach ‘not for public use’)
Report By Alan Peters.
Regards Chris Harvey.
Guy Vincent & David Bartlett
Photos taken by David Bartlett who with his family enjoyed many holidays (and the railway) here for over 50 years.
Regards, Guy Vincent.
Courtesy Nigel Tregoning
Speaking to Nigel Tregoning steam carried on after August 1986 when the final train ran for enthusiasts. Some shunting of internal traffic was carried out by a 0-4-0 Sentinal Diesel which was later sold to Henry Orchard dealers at St Austell in 1995. Nigel tells me that steam carried on to possibly 1989, however all rail traffic had ceased in the docks by April 1995