Paul Barlow, Keith Turley and Guy Vincent
45596 was built in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company for the LMS and in 1961 received a double chimney. It was withdrawn in 1966 and purchased for preservation the following year by the Bahamas Locomotive Society. Bahamas has spent periods on the main line, chiefly in nothern England and has been displayed at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and the NRM, York. Its most recent overhaul was completed in January 2019 following which it returned to use on the national network.
Today the loco was heading a 1Z51 0903 Paddington - Salisbury Steam Dreams day excursion consisting of 10 coaches with no assisting diesel. Two views, the first as the train came off the Berks and Hants line and passed non-stop through Westbury station and the second looking north from Imber Road bridge, just to the south of Warminster station where a 25 minute stop was made. Compare this image with photos on the site taken in the 1980s and see how vegetation has been allowed to spread across to almost reach the running lines.
Colas Rail 66850 + 66849 at Moorswater footbridge working 6C23 1503 Lostwithiel to Westbury Down T.C. after some track relaying on the Fowey branch over the weekend.
A little while later 43093 leading a slightly delayed 2E19 1450 Penzance to Exeter St Davids passes 43022 trailing 2C30 1547 Plymouth to Penzance.