Regards, Clive Smith Many thanks Clive.
Glad you liked the Devon Belle 40 pics. I will send you a pic of 40122 at Penzance in 1985 in the next week hopefully. There are some excellent pics in the gallery section of that magnificent railtour taken from many angles and locations, including one from a Craig Munday who must have been quite young then ! I was on the train from Plymouth and my pic is taken from the main road above the station. 40122 has some nice steam leaking from its pipes.
My double celebrity HST pics were a complete fluke . No prior 'gen' so it was very satisfying that the one train of the day I set my stall out to photograph was that one. I tend to work in Totnes every 1-2 weeks but as the day was dull for photography I had no plans to spend my lunch hour at the station or Three Arches Bridge. Just happened to be tea time at my van at 10.15 and I was parked under the same road so thought "Might as well". Good job I did. Let's hope other contributors caught it too before they get separated ! All the best, Clive