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Seen here is 9440 at Newton on station pilot shunting duties.

 

https://www.rail-online.co.uk/p30480076

 

Also seen on SR stock near Torre in the early 60s. Copyright Colour Rail.

 

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Nice link Robin - lovely shot of a 94XX on the Shrewsbury breakdown train in among those on that  set of pages.

 

Thanks.

 

Any news from [email protected] AP about a date for 94XX?

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17 minutes ago, M.I.B said:

 

Any news from [email protected] AP about a date for 94XX?

 

With Bachmann it's anyone's guess but it does look like it'll be worth waiting for.

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Have you decided which Terrier tank loco you are going to get, Robin?

 

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15 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

Ooooohhhh. Almost an excuse there...…….

 

 

 

Looks like it could be heading for the Caterpillar!

 

 

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9 hours ago, Siberian Snooper said:

 

 

Looks like it could be heading for the Caterpillar!

 

 

It is actually an interesting working. I think it is 7 Maunsells and a Bulleid (possibly Dining Vehicle?) but it isn't clear. Probably an excursion but I can't see clearly the lamps and there is no headboard or chalked train ID number , so possibly empty stock?

Mystery.

P

 

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Some beautiful photos on page 1387 Rob, love the new trees as well.  Never tier of the South Hams and beautiful green locomotives. 

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3 hours ago, Mallard60022 said:

It is actually an interesting working. I think it is 7 Maunsells and a Bulleid (possibly Dining Vehicle?) but it isn't clear. Probably an excursion but I can't see clearly the lamps and there is no headboard or chalked train ID number , so possibly empty stock?

Mystery.

P

 

Looks like Class A/Class 1 lamps Phil, so I'm with you on an excursion.

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3 hours ago, Mallard60022 said:

It is actually an interesting working. I think it is 7 Maunsells and a Bulleid (possibly Dining Vehicle?) but it isn't clear. Probably an excursion but I can't see clearly the lamps and there is no headboard or chalked train ID number , so possibly empty stock?

Mystery.

P

 

 

Agree...a return excursion working which it would have worked as far as NA. Then forward with SR loco ( N 2-6-0 or Bulleid light Pacific ) return to destination  such as Plymouth Friary /North Devon via Meldon ...or even via Dainton and Brent.The 94XX were more than capable of shifting such loads for short distances as The Johnster has reminded us on another thread.....e.g.Cheltenham-Paddington turns as far as Gloucester Central.

 

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19 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

Looks like Class A/Class 1 lamps Phil, so I'm with you on an excursion.

 

Perhaps the excursion is one of those slightly weird excursions that the SR used to run occasionally from places like Torrington to Kingswear and Totnes  incorporating a River Dart cruise, which would require re-positioning the ECS to pick up the excursionists at the end of the river cruise.

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39 minutes ago, cary hill said:

 

Perhaps the excursion is one of those slightly weird excursions that the SR used to run occasionally from places like Torrington to Kingswear and Totnes  incorporating a River Dart cruise, which would require re-positioning the ECS to pick up the excursionists at the end of the river cruise.

Now that is a goody as I had not heard of those. Such fun. Of course, it could be something weird like a football special from up Kent (Gillingham?) to Torquay for United? More likely to be an Eastern Division Maunsell excursion set for that. SR South coast teams would have probably had MK1s and/or Bulleids. Be great if we could date the picture in some way (hint, hint).

I always had a soft spot for the chunky WR 0.6.0. tanks, especially the 1500s, but these beasts were great IMO.

Phil

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There was an excursion from Bere Alston to Goodrington Sands in June '62 and there's a photo of it in one of the late, great Peter Gray's album.

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The photo of 9440 above at Torre is dated as 29th August 1961.

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1 hour ago, gwrrob said:

There was an excursion from Bere Alston to Goodrington Sands in June '62 and there's a photo of it in one of the late, great Peter Gray's album.

 

There is another Peter Gray photo of a similar excursion working in "Past and Present Special The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway" (P.W. Gray  - Past and Present Publishing ).

 

It shows 2-6-2T 5178 running bunker first piloting West Country Pacific 34033 'Chard' through Kingkerswell station on the return leg of a River Dart cruise excursion and is dated 26 June 1959.

 

The excursion originated from Torrington and had dropped it's passengers off at Totnes earlier that day and then returned ECS to NA. The ECS was then taken from NA to Kingswear by King Class 6016 which then returned the train to Paignton for 5178 and 34033 to take over for the rest of the return journey

 

(per Trains Illustrated August 1959)

 

 - anorak mode off........

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9 hours ago, Tex 'n' Taz said:

Some beautiful photos on page 1387 Rob, love the new trees as well.  Never tier of the South Hams and beautiful green locomotives. 

 

Thanks and talking of beautiful green locomotives it's been a year today since 5071 was rescued from her sorry weathering state to this. Later in the week she will be rostered on my Hawksworth coaches.;)

 

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2 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

 

Thanks and talking of beautiful green locomotives it's been a year today since 5071 was rescued from her sorry weathering state to this. Later in the week she will be rostered on my Hawksworth coaches.;)

 

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Just not this set of 'Modified' Hawksworths ;)

 

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5 hours ago, gwrrob said:

There was an excursion from Bere Alston to Goodrington Sands in June '62 and there's a photo of it in one of the late, great Peter Gray's album.

I wouldn't have thought there were enough folk in Bere Alston to fill 6 carriages...

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25 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

I wouldn't have thought there were enough folk in Bere Alston to fill 6 carriages...

 

At least the locals still have their railway station.

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2 hours ago, St Enodoc said:

I wouldn't have thought there were enough folk in Bere Alston to fill 6 carriages...

 

But surely that would include a pick up in Plymouth too?

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1 hour ago, colin penfold said:

 

But surely that would include a pick up in Plymouth too?

Would it have gone that way or via Okehampton (serious question)?

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8 hours ago, gwrrob said:

Thanks and talking of beautiful green locomotives it's been a year today since 5071 was rescued from her sorry weathering state to this. Later in the week she will be rostered on my Hawksworth coaches.;)

 

G'day Rob,
I'm quite sure that they will make a classic looking express passenger train.

At least you have some all 3rd's in the rake. That rescure of Spitfire was well worth it. 

 

I don't think that there is much demand for my three 1st's and one brake 3rd as is my situation, but I personally love these coaches.

Tex.

 

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10 hours ago, colin penfold said:

 

But surely that would include a pick up in Plymouth too?

Yes, but don't call him Shirley!

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8 hours ago, St Enodoc said:

Would it have gone that way or via Okehampton (serious question)?

 

I honestly don't know Saint. I was applying commercial thinking to your question rather than actual knowledge. If I had an excursion to sell with six coaches I would certainly route it via Plymouth and sell it from there. 

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If it went via Okehampton it could serve Exeter St Davids. But all these journeys seem a great way round compared to a coach operator going cross-country. In 1960 - or was it ‘61? - I made my first visit to Plymouth on a day coach trip from Port Isaac. 

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