A brass band met the first train at Okehampton and several TV crews were recording the event.
Hope the pictures are of use.
All the best, Paul
Driver Alan Peters
The Dartmoor Line
In October 1988 it finally lost these features during refurbishment to ‘heavyweight’ 37884. After a further decade hauling British freight, latterly in Loadhaul black/orange colours, and having been made redundant by the influx of EWS Class 66s, it was one of 14 Class 37s selected for export to Spain to work infrastructure trains during construction of a new high-speed rail line from the French border to Madrid via Barcelona. It departed the UK on 21st August 2001 and once in Spain gained GIF (Continental Rail) light blue livery with broad dark blue stripe, numbered L34 in large black numbers on the former headcode panels but retaining its UK identity on the driver’s cabsides. I’m not sure when it came home (3 of the 14 never did, being scrapped in Spain) but it was still at work there in July 2007. It is great to see it still in action on home turf over 58 years after construction, even if its duties have a somewhat sombre note.....!
RHTT at Purton Collins Lane
App. Polsloe Bridge
were paired together on Paignton to Exmouth diagrams,
No.150238 leads classmate No.150219 approaching Polsloe Bridge station
with the lovely Autumn colours cheering up the day,
working the 2T19 12:57 Exmouth to Paignton service.
Regards Keith Turley.