Driver Alan Peters
Now that Network Rail has completed the purchase of the Okehampton line is hoped that some engineering trains will be able to run to Meldon to run round to save top and tailing trains, a visit was made in typical wet Dartmoor weather to see if this was possible on 2nd February 2021 where Meldon Viaduct station waits to welcome trains in the future, rolling stock is still stored at Meldon quarry where 61743 DMSO from a class 411 Southern Region 4-CEP is seen.
Driver Alan Peters
Colas Rail Drivers and Groundstaff enjoy a brew courtesy of the Dartmoor Railway Supporters Association and their dog at Okehampton railway station on 2nd February 2021, with regard to route familiarisation for forthcoming engineering over the coming months as the line is upgraded ready to join the national network now ownership has been transferred to Network Rail. See picture below.
(Many thanks from the Colas team to Tony Hill and members of the Dartmoor Railway Supporters Association for the refreshments)
The late John Vines
Route Learner today at Exhibition Way
David Tozer & Keith Turley
Having been scheduled to run from Monday to Friday the route refresher finally ran today with Class 150/2 150207. Working as the 1224 5Z30 Exeter (TMD) to Castle Cary via Honiton. Managed just to get this 'going away' shot in the gloom at Exhibition Way as the unit heads to Pinhoe. Lucky I have a railway line not far from me.
I have spoken to Roger several times. Hope he gets sorted out soon.
I have my 'Jab' on Saturday.
Dave. Your message received at 13.21
Again like the rest of us we all wish Roger a speedy recovery - it's been a long time and I fear a little longer yet. Best of luck with your jab.
GWR class 150/2 DMU No.150207 passes Pinhoe on 4th February 2021, working the 5Z31 14:58 Castle Cary to Exeter Central via Yeovil Pen Milland Yeovil Junc. driver route refresher.
Taken while out for my daily exercise in the rain.
Keep safe and stay well.
Keith Turley. Your message arrived at 18.02.
Perhaps you could both be 'snapping' if not singing in the rain!!
I caught it coming back at North Perrott in poor light ( but at least it didn’t rain).