66156 rather disraced itself on Monday morning hauling the 6P 07 Fowey to Parkandillack empty clays. The loco failed on the bank near Holmbush, St Austell and required assistance. This came in the form of the only mainline loco in the district, GWR hired DRS Class 57 57303 from the over night Night Riviera.
Crewed by Phil Jones and Nigel Gilbert, the loco was crossed over at the St Austell G.F. and attached to the front of the errant GM 66156. The train was eventually hauled to Burngullow where it was terminated.
Single line working had been instituted over the UM between Par and St Austell around the failed train. A bit of main line Pilotman's duties for my good self!
Thanks very much Craig
The Hastings Diesel Swansong.
Orpington08/58, Sevenoaks09/07, Tonbridge09/14
Hastings09.55a ~ 10.10d, St Leonards Depot10.16 ~ 10.26, Rye11/03
Tonbridge11/48, Sevenoaks11/57, Brixton12/25, Woking13/04
Basingstoke13/25, Winchester13/42, Southampton13/59,
Bournemouth14c40, Dorchester South15/17
?Dorchester Jn15/18, Weymouth Tramline15.29 ~ 15.32,
Weymouth Quay15.50 ~ 16.05
?Weymouth Tramline16.23 ~ 16.26, Dorchester West16/42
Yeovil Pen Mill17.09 ~ 17.10, Castle Cary17/24, Frome17/38
Westbury15c43 ~ 18c45, Newbury19/33, Reading New Jn19/54
Clapham Junction20/53, Waterloo
Above are the timings for this extremely extensive over twelve hour railtour courtesy the Six Bells Junction website. It is most interesting that only three minutes was allowed to travel the Weymouth Tramline - this equates to about 20MPH - surely not!