Buckfastleigh Station Part 2
Wilton Jct & Wylye
Wilton Junction looking east towards Salisbury with the Quidhampton branch on the left
Wylye level crossing with milepost 124.11 (from Paddington via Swindon, Melksham and Westbury) close by the base of the former GWR signal box just visible to the left. Then follows the site of the former station and the now rarely used emergency trailing crossover.
Also in the group was another GM product, loco number 29005 / 266 029-8. This was new in 2003 to HSBC Rail and hired to ERS Railways in the Netherlands, numbered 6608. It was sold to Beacon Rail in 2009 and leased to Heavy Haul Power International (HHPI) for use chiefly in Germany. It carried the 29005 number (above) and was named 'Ted Gaffney' who was the CEO of Beacon Rail Leasing from 2012-2019. Its final work abroad was for Crossrail Benelux prior to being acquired for GBRF here in the UK, arriving at Immingham Docks in September 2020. Following conversion and fitting-out for use on Network Rail this loco will become 66794 and is to be reliveried at Eastleigh, hence today's move.
Best Regards, Chris Harvey (Bodmin)
Regards Keith Turley.