A rather early visit to Exeter St David's.
43004/43041 with the 0505 Penzance - London (Paddington). This was then followed with GBRF Class 66's 66746/743 with the 0435 1Z79 Gloucester - Bath Spa via Newton Abbot - The Royal Scotsman. Rather strangely it was routed via platform 1 at St David's even though the more usual route through platform 5 was clear. Must confess this move caught several of us out.
Both Class 66's have an interesting history. 66743 worked for DRS and was numbered 66407 it then moved on the Colas Rail becoming 66842. 66746 also worked for DRS numbered 66410 and then also it moved to Colas Rail as 66845. Then both were transferred to the GBRF fleet.
Dave Many thanks Dave - sorry its late.
Visits the Weymouth Quay Branch
During its 12 day tour of the South Wales and Southern England
From Mike Morant