It is in tribute to the late John Vines that we present two more of his fine pictures sent to us from his collection by his son Andrew.
Yatton: (1) A Western' rushes through non-stop on the 09.50 Weston-super-Mare to Paddington. N.B. The Western is probably D1052 Western Viceroy judging by the weathering on the front which matches other pictures at the time of this loco. Summer 1969. Copyright The late John Vines, Courtesy Andrew Vines. Note :- The curved roof over the Yatton Platform came from Dauntsey station when that closed.
The old Clevedon bay, complete with signal and associated infrastructure, including the magnificent 129 lever signal box and 'drop arm' starter on the down main visible to the left. Copyright the late John Vines - courtesy Andrew Vines.
Many thanks Andrew
Engineering work on the St Ives Branch Craig Munday & Roger Salter
Due to the current 'Lock Down' and the stay at home policy we have not received many pictures of this major operation on the branch. If, however, while 'taking exercise' you have taken any pictures of the 'operations'; and would like to show them please send them in. They will be included in a Features Number 2103 Relaying the St Ives branch.(Scroll down to see these) This includes details obtained by Craig Munday and Mick House for which many thanks.
A daytime picture taken overlooking the terminus from Draycott Terrace. It is the second day of the work and the old tack has been cut into sections and taken away and already sleepers are in position for the new metals. It is 10.57 on the 5th January 2021. Copyright Roger Salter
In contrast night time work recovering spent ballast on the branch with 6W50. 66020 is leading and 66107 at the St Ives end. Carbis Bay 25th January 2021 . This picture is Copyright Craig Munday. What a lovely picture on a cool and calm night, the lights of St Ives shine in the distance.
Many thanks to Craig and Roger for these pictures.
Flowerpot Exeter Bill Elston
A chance meeting taken at a location know as 'Flowerpot'. We see Flower Pot Exeter. 50037 'Illustr being towed by 37673, passing 50019 'Ramilies' towing 50046 ''Ajax[ and 50004 'St Vincent' to Exeter TMD., the date, 27589.27MAY89 - Copyright Bill Elston