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In contrast to the above, two pictures taken at Exeter St Davids in absolutely appalling weather conditions - with apologies for the inevitable poor quality:

 

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Warship Class No D861 Vigilant with an engineers train during relaying work in Platform 1.

 

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Not exactly Diesel, but it does show how little PW work had changed from the steam era.

 

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D861 was one of the batch built by The North British Locomotive Company in 1960.

 

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Been clearing out junk in the garage this week and found some old prints which I have scanned using the a google photo app - memories of West Country holidays during the good old days of BR Blue! Sorry not to have details as a I was not so organised in those days...

 

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Have a few from Penzance and Par but I assume these need to be posted in a similiar thread on Cornwall?

 

Pete

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Been clearing out junk in the garage this week and found some old prints which I have scanned using the a google photo app - memories of West Country holidays during the good old days of BR Blue! Sorry not to have details as a I was not so organised in those days...

 

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Have a few from Penzance and Par but I assume these need to be posted in a similiar thread on Cornwall?

 

Pete

Very nice, they bring back memories.

Is the second one taken at Sheffield?

 

cheers

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Very nice, they bring back memories.

Is the second one taken at Sheffield?

 

cheers

Thanks Kevin - no I think it was Exeter Central...could be wrong but I don’t remember being allowed to venture too far by my parents during spotting days - Sussex to London was about the limit!

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Very nice, they bring back memories.

Is the second one taken at Sheffield?

 

cheers

Looks very much like Sheffield (down (?) station sidings) to me with platform 2 in the background

 

Lovely pictures of some Devonian Banger Blue action though

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Very nice, they bring back memories.

Is the second one taken at Sheffield?

 

cheers

Looks very much like Sheffield (down (?) station sidings) to me with platform 2 in the background

 

Lovely pictures of some Devonian Banger Blue action though

Second photo is definitely Sheffield Midland

I stand corrected folks! Thanks for the confirmation...can’t remember taking the pic even!

 

Now to try and upload a few Cornish ones to the relevant thread... ;)

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TDB968008 used as a carriage heating unit. The red squares are some sort of warning notice and there was a small alarm light mounted on the roof, just behind the no.1 end radiator grille.

 

http://www.railphotoarchive.org/rpc_zoom.php?img=0696020565016

 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6263527518/sizes/l

 

 

 

Edited to provide a better photo c/o BrushVeteran's Flickr

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The only diesel depot in Plymouth servicing traditional diesel engines and not units is Tavistock Junction Colas Depot. 70806 undergoing a B exam 19.12.18

 

 

Interesting picture; a lot different from what I remember.  What is the obstruction on the up line trailing the crossover;- looks like a goose bent on suicide!

 

Brian.

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The only diesel depot in Plymouth servicing traditional diesel engines and not units is Tavistock Junction Colas Depot. 70806 undergoing a B exam 19.12.18

Hi

 

Thanks for posting the picture & the details....

 

Surely a long way away from Colas's main core of business....

What traffic flows apart from the cement to Moorswater (if that's still running) do they have down here....

Is it a regular occurrence ?

Good to see the yard being used though....

 

Cheers Bill

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Steam Dreams tour 4.5.19 Goodrington with 47245 heading replacing Duchess of Southerland 1Z55 to Kingswear. Overnighting of WCR stock at Southall resulted in graffiti to the the first two coaches and trailing loco 47 746 which had to be switched to the rear.

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Just a reminder to all.

that there will be 2 DRS class 37`s hitting Paignton  on Sat 25th & maybe a 57 on the back.

that should block the main crossing gates up for a while.

I will be their somewhere, well in the pubs that is, 

and i will be mostly drinking beer.

And probably carrying a mucky kebab or pizza back to the train.  Ho i do love these days out.

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