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As some might know I have been off work following an operation and have now been given the green light by the doctor to return to work, the first day back involved getting a van in preparation for my first proper shift at Okehampton catching the train from my local station, the 15:17 Par to London Paddington Service formed of a GWR 802 IET which is seen arriving at Par for just a handful of waiting passengers or should that be customers. Unfortunately the trains are still very quiet even with the partial lifting of lockdown and as can be seen I virtually had the carriage to myself, well to Plymouth anyway. Although the IET trains interior are light and airy they are perhaps one of the most uncomfortable trains to travel on with rock hard seats that I don't envy anyone who has to travel any great distance on one, in fact I was glad to get off at Exeter St Davids and in hindsight I should have caught the later train comprised of a HST 'Castle Set' for a little more comfort over time. Once at Exeter I was able to collect the van that had been left for me after taking a quick snap of the depot behind the fuel point which is out of view from the station itself, several class 150 units were stabled including 150 207 and unidentified class 158 on the 4th May 2021, before the drive back down the A30 to Cornwall.
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