I look forward to further deliveries taking place and, in the fullness of time, to the complete reopening of the old L&SWR main line through to Plymouth! (And so say all of us)
Best regards, Guy Vincent.
This was the first train to cross the Network Rail boundary at Coleford with the Dartmoor Railway since the Okehampton to Weymouth and return HST Charter Excursion train on 14/9/19.
With apologies to Tony Hill I went to Westbury this afternoon to seek out the Okehampton-bound LWR train he was asking after but regrettably found it to be well hidden in the middle of the 'up' yard between a rake of coalfish wagons one side and some ballast hoppers the other. I went to the yard exit gate for a look but it is all but impossible to see anything in the yard due to Colas plant stabled and blocking any view. I've attached a couple of truly awful 'snaps' of loco 66850 in RHTT 'muck' livery that arrived at 1545 as 0C97 1449 ex Bristol Kingsland Road to work the train. Hopefully somebody may be able to see the return working tomorrow morning. However, I hope the line does eventually reopen all the way through to Bere Alston.
Best wishes, Guy V (Please see Tony Hill's up date above on the 'dropping zone' )
Mike Bramwich & Roger Winnen
Regards Mike Bramwich.