I missed an anniversary on Wednesday 15 July.
Its 55 years since the last locomotive left Newton Abbot Works after an overhaul, and before the Works closed for good.
The loco was 4566 of Penzance Shed. It had been based at Penzance (or one of its sub-sheds) from nationalisation in 1948 through to September 1961 when it moved to Laira.
Regards, Mike A sad day remembered - many thanks for that Mike.
I had thought I had also taken more recent pictures of visits nearer home but cannot trace them.
Regards Sid. Many thanks Sid - I'm sure Mike will be pleased.