However, Committee Members John Ball and Roger Winnen have stepped in at the last moment to provide a very varied programme.
*John on Tanzania and Zambia this summer including the 1970's built Tan Zam railway in both directions! Plus a trip to Ireland last May for the RPSI steam weekend. Plus a trip to to the south of France in mid-winter including the narrow gauge line through the Pyrenees on a superb crisp day with plenty of snow.
*Roger will present a programme previously shown to the Plymouth Railway Circle. ‘Roaming the South West’ – You’ll see some historic scenes in full colour.
Hopefully see you all there at 6.30PM on the 10th of September – the offer of free tea or coffee for this meeting still stands.
Diesel hauled to Par
I expect you already know but the Plymouth - Par & return portion of this Sunday's Royal Duchy is scheduled to be a class 47 diesel. The Duchess will come off & be turned at Plymouth.
Cheers, Craig . Many thanks for letting us know.
A powerful image at Axminster
it was going well the both times I saw it. cheers JOHN C.
Appreciation to John and apologies for them being yesterdays pictures although received on the day.
One lives and one learns. Wagons are not normally high on my agenda although a good shot of a Private Owner example is always most welcome. However, Jonathan Wealleans sent me the following which persuaded me to look closely at the original scan: "Note the ex-PO wagon with the wartime markings; when the livery became so badly worn/illegible that the owner could not be made out, the owner's name and wagion number were painted on the lower left corner along with the fleet number. Of course, they were never returned, but clearly that was the original intention."
The original image tells us that the wagon was owned by GRIGGS LONDON 1526.
[Mke Morant collection]