This is when two preserved coaches were conveyed to Barnstaple on the back of the 1743 Ex Paignton from Exeter to Barnstaple. The coaches were shunted into the station yard, I have no idea why this happened or where they went afterwards. The coaches were Ex royal train M45005M and GNR no.1.
Also note the ex GWR siphon G van stabled in the centre road. These were in use as Newspaper vans at this time I believe
May be some knows the purpose of the movement of these historic coaches?
Kind regards, Paul Barlow.
Crediton - Okehampton
The last one is at a wooden area immediately south-west of the former level crossing which often gets flooded - here some of the ice still remains from when it was MINUS 5 C overnight.
BOURTON is the nearest timing point with REAL TIME TRAINS - it is about just about a mile west of Ashbury Crossing [which is south of the village of Shrivenham.
Kind regards, Ken Mumford.