All the Best
Thanks for your speedy reply.
I have to get planning permission before I start my layout from 'er indoors', so that might be some way off. However I have found a photo of me in Egloskerry signal box with Mr.Thomas. I have also found mention of John Grylls and another member of my cousin's family on your website, and are in contact with my cousin Muriel (who prefers to be called Elaine, as that is her second name), who lives with her husband in the Lizard. We have been down to see her a couple of times in recent years. Her father Roy was a butcher working for Goodmans in Launceston for years.
I have attached the photo, although it is a bit dark where Mr.Thomas is standing.
Thanks for your help.
Michael L Roach
I searched various contemporary magazines to find why 7224 was sent to Exeter in 1961 but found nothing so I then turned to the working timetables of the time to see if there were any long distance freight trains that 7224 might have worked that started at Exeter. There were a couple of such trains from Exeter:
6V66 4.10am Exmouth Junction to Rogerstone
4H43 9.25pm Exeter Riverside to Oxley Sidings
4V17 9.25pm Exmouth Junction to Avonmouth
Of course it has to be said that these trains could just as easily have been worked by other classes like the 2800s or the Churchward moguls.