Remembering old friends
2, St Austell . the 2b24 1745 Plymouth Penzance was diagramed on summer Saturdays for a St Blazey driver to work the train to St Austell and a Penzance driver forward.St Blazey driver Roy Trevithick is seen with his driver bags while looking on is the late Mark Tancock 1975
Thanks to various people who have identified the people shown.
Hope may be of interets. Roger Geach
Sadly, not long after their delivery, Royal Mail made the decision to move much of their operations away from rail, focusing instead on road and air transport.
With a high route availability (RA8) largely due to their bo-bo axle configuration and relatively low ETS capabilities, operators have struggled to find alternative work on the network and many of the class have spent large periods of their lives in storage.
If you fancy one (!), the DB Cargo disposal list can be viewed by clicking here.
Over at Creech today, for 6G97, Eggesford to Westbury rail delivery train.
This was operated by GBRF 66719 + 66728 T/T ( 66728 'fresh' from RHTT duties )
Hello Keith, a few from early 1982. Kind regards, Paul
Many thanks for the photos, Paul!
Note the thermal syphons!