Okehampton past and future
Andrew & Diane Jones
The recently re opened Okehampton line is a triumph for Network Rail, proving that with the right approach a viable transport system can rise from the ashes of past mistakes.
The attached photographs give a glimpse of the past and hope for the future.
Loadings on the 23rd August 2022 were extremely good and there was a definite buzz at Okehampton with workman busy completing the new cafe.
I hope I live to see the ex LSWR route re instated and although there has been much comment about Meldon Viaduct its condition appears reasonable and warrants a realistic engineering survey and possibly the application of modern engineering techniques to extend its life and improve the viability of returning this much needed secondary route to Tavistock and beyond.
Very best wishes Andrew and Diane
This was a Worksop to Leicester depot move. 47727 on the back, running well before time.
Cheers , Roger Geach