Enjoying my daily browse of the CRS website a week or so ago I noticed the Oke Rail group's item regarding their special charter to Stratford-on-Avon that ran yesterday (21st). Full credit to GWR for providing an immaculate full green refurbished HST set complete with dining facilities and two 'celebrity' power cars, 43093 and 43188. Also thanks are due to Network Rail for ensuring punctual performance was maintained for more or less the whole day. Hopefully this train will become an annual event as it looked to be very well patronised.
Two photos for you of "Royal Oke 11": 1Z44 0710 Okehampton-Stratford-on-Avon led by 43188 heading east on the Melksham single line near Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire and then the return 1Z45 1613 Stratford-on-Avon-Okehampton speeding westwards past Berkley Marsh, Frome led by 43093.
Note: Please pass on these images to your Oke Rail friends should you so wish, with my compliments.
Guy Vincent. Many thanks Guy, and I'll inform the Oke Rail Friends.
Then and now - Colin Burges
Query from Don Asher
Right or wrong, I rest my case, Your Honour. Roy
Many thanks indeed Roy, what you say certainly seems to fit the picture.
We hope to include the next puzzle picture from Newton Abbot Library shortly.
New signal testing
Regards Nick Many thanks Nick