Regards, Clive Smith. As usual no details are spared from Clive's excellent description of this rare photograph.
All the best, Paul
The piece on the Marsh Barton scrap train this morning brought back memories for me, I can’t remember the year but to enable Sainsbury’s to be built I was tasked with shortening the branch which included removing the connection to the scrap yard.
Coincidentally this connection which was in reasonable condition was of the same hand that I required for another project in Exeter Riverside Yard involving converting 3 sidings into run rounds.
After these projects were completed, as normal I attended a financial review for Riverside Yard and as we only had to procure one new connection rather than two, we came in significantly under budget and it was implied by the financial manager that I’d carried out a form of financial manipulation, after restraining myself from throttling him I give a very strong and vociferous response.
Recycling is nothing new for me we were into it big style particularly following privatisation.