Exeter St Thomas
66048 and 66402 (later 66734)
With reference to the recent photos featuring the now withdrawn 66048 'James the Engine'. Here is a photo of the loco outside Toton depot on 6th May 2013, still in Stobart livery but quite badly damaged. It was eventually stripped to little more than a bodyshell and in September 2015 given the coat of black paint it still carries before being sold for scrap to C F Booth, Rotherham. Booth's in turn sold the loco on and it has been at Longport since March 2016.
Now to 66402. On 30th June 2010 I was fortunate enough to have a trip from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central behind this loco when it headed the 2U14 1107 ex Taunton tailed by 57308 'Tin Tin'. Photo of the train on arrival at Bristol Temple Meads, platform 5.
With regards. Guy Vincent
Swindon and Cricklade Rly.