It is taken at Weybourne, with 5521 piloted by 6619, plus the added bonus for me of former Eastern Counties 1950 Bristol/Eastern Coach Works LL718 (KNG 718) passing over the bridge at just the right moment, en route from Sheringham to Holt as part of the Gala event. The vehicle is part of the Eastern Transport Collection's fleet, currently awaiting major restoration. The other attachment shows L150, alias 5521, at Rayners Lane on the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan/Piccadilly Lines in 2013 during the 150 years of London Transport celebrations; the photo source is unknown.
I originally contacted Michael on this matter and he suggested that your esteemed Society might be interested in the above.
John Hutchinson (Norfolk Railway Society member)
I’d known Rob since the mid-1970s when I and a number of other spotters in our mid-teens used to gather at Plymouth station in the adjacent ‘back lane’ as we called it that ran parallel to the railway. We would congregate there after school and often on a Friday evening to view the 4B10 parcels hoping for some rarity. Rob was a little bit older than most of us and already had his own car, a yellow and black Ford Capri mark one which he would pull up in. Not only that but he was good looking with attractive girlfriends and was a railway enthusiast to boot, something we found incompatible with our hobby so we were highly envious of him.
Rob was first and foremost a photographer and a very good one and his photos were on a par with the best photographers from our area. He was prominent in capturing the Westerns in their heyday and also their end as well as travelling the country in search of other classes. I had the pleasure of driving around in the Capri with him to various spots, particularly for railtours.
His online obituary in the Plymouth Herald contained just one photo. A lovely picture of D1009 Western Invader.