As is oh-so-typical, I never did revisit before the station closed.
In fact my next visit happened to be 8th September 1989 – some thirteen YEARS later. I photographed 47213 at Silverton heading for Tiverton Junction with the Redland empties. Tiverton Junction was one of a few loading points scattered around the country for locally made Redland Roof Tiles, distributed via the Speedlink network. Despite setting off immediately, by the time I arrived at Tiverton Junction 47213 had placed the empty Redland wagons into the loading siding and returned immediately to Exeter Riverside light engine. Looking back, I wonder why I didn’t photograph the siding.....
I did photograph two 47’s passing on passenger trains though.
Many thanks indeed Ron. What an interesting place Tiverton Junction was in its heyday.
Cornish Main line
Thanks, Mark Lynam. And Many thanks to you Mark, a good day out.