The steam boys showed their disgust for a rancid diesel being on the Royal Duchy by leaving in droves. Being a diesel man, I was quite happy with WCR former Western Region 47832 being provided forward from Newton Abbot. Sadly 60009 had suffered a hot box on the way through Devon, and removed at Newton Abbot.
The class 47 looked rather fine on this prestige service, and some pictures of it climbing Treverrin bank, and around Par were taken. The returning train shot is taken at Restormel in poor light - but shows the versatility of digital photography these days!
The Driver was Ray Churchill and is featured aboard 47832 at Par.
Kind regards Craig Munday Very many thanks Craig