Regards, Phil Hawke
I am hoping that Roger Winnen, our outdoor events Secretary can be seen to the far right checking the party on board can name names. It was a trip which for some reason I did not go on.
and a trip away.
A while since we last caught up. Some IT issues at home and a trip away tripped up recent events, but back on track now!
The Devon Sandrover was recently in action at Moorswater for a press day. BBC & ITV came to the now rusty rails at Moorswater to see the vehicle in action. Representatives from Aquarius Rail demonstrated the vehicle on the short run-round track and plenty of footage obtained for the evening news programmes. The BBC's John Henderson, and Grace Pascoe from ITV produced two super segments for our "battle with the leaves on the line".
A trip to Bristol, Toddington & Oxford saw me off the usual Cornish rails and finding some Autumn sunshine. Here is a selection of the action:
Just off the area, a mixed traction weekend on the GWR saw steam locos run with diesels. 55019 looked great running with the railway's stock and is seen at Toddington. The train locos bound for Cheltenham Racecourse are Dinmore Manor and Foremark Hall.
A wander around the lovely Avon Valley with local photographer Glen Batten saw many GWR services in action in strong sunshine on 31st Oct. Units are seen at Freshford & Dundas aqueduct.
Finally on "our" area, 66566 drops down Filton bank at Lockleaze with a boxless liner train bound for Londopn Gateway. This service runs via Box & Swindon affording a lengthy (but more scenic) trip for the crew.
Best wishes, Craig Munday.