Discussion in 'Locomotives' started by 60019Bittern, Mar 12, 2018.
Congratulations on POTW some very atmospheric images
Here we are again after another visit to the SDR on a dull and dreary day. I'll add a couple of mainline bits at the end.
No. D6501 'Sea King'
Class 43 No 43094
Class 43 No 43171
Class 150 No. 150239
That's it for now.
Nice selection of pics. The 33 in green livery looks the business. To think that only 4 1/2 years ago it was in that dodgy BR grey/yellow livery. Thanks for sharing.
Another murky day at the South Devon Railway although I did manage to get back home before the rain set in. Nothing new on offer but at least there was a Beer Festival at Staverton Station.
No 6412 on Autocar Duty at Totnes Riverside
No. L92 at Buckfastleigh and amongst the trees at Staverton
No. W55000 at Staverton on a Shuttle Service from Buckfastleigh to the Beer Festival at Staverton
No. 6975 at Totnes Riverside
Ex London Transport Routemaster at Buckfastleigh Station
More next trip out somewhere.
Got some more pics to sort out so watch this space. Should be up by this evening
!9402 Weekend at the SDR proved a pleasant experience! This lady in her genuine [coupon label attached] vintage dress was sporting enough to have her photograph taken with a local yokel!
I was there on the Sunday Doug, but unfortuntely the WD Engine was dead. Bye the way on the 22nd this month (Sunday) The Earl of Mount Edgecumbe will be hauling the Royal Duchy. It's due in Plymouth about Lunch Time.
Here are the promised Pictures. Hope you like them.
Clan Line leaving Mutley Tunnel on the Cornishman
Clan Line entering Plymouth North Road 1
Clan Line entering Plymouth North Road 2
No. 75178 at Buckfastleigh awaiting attention to a Hot Box
Work commences on No.75178
No. 75178 sporting a 'Do Not Move'
And now for something different
Repro Spitfire at Buckfastleigh on the SDR
More in a couple of weeks
Nice pics Mick, 75178 looks great in WD green, but Clan Line looks better... Great pic of the Spitfire too.
Great photo's Bittern. You certainly get about. Thanks for posting these up.
Thanks Lads. Over the next week or two will be chasing a Blue King, A Castle and a few others so watch this space.
Any more pictures of the auto car ?
Will see what I can find Toto. Give me a couple of days to look
Many thanks kind Sir. I have one in the same livery in O gauge and it would be great to have a couple of reference pictures for future use.
There are three different Diagrams of Autocars at the SDR, which ones do you need. There are slight differences in all of them
Id need to check and post up. I'll check my version when in back in the shed later.
Knowing Toto, he would have at least three of each one...
A Blue King, L94, A Paddle Steamer and a Rabbit called Gary on the way tomorrow folks.
Looking forward to it Bittern
I started the day at the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway at Paignton and having got there just as the King was leaving I started with the London Transport Pannier Tank No. L94 and travelled behind it to Kingswear.
L94 at Paignton
L94 at Kingswear
About half an hour later 'King Edward II' was spotted along the estuary so I followed it in.
'King Edward II' at Kingswear
Once everything was ready I returned to Paignton behind the King and caught him having a quick drink.
'King Edward II' at Paignton
Whilst at Kingswear caught a glance of the old Paddle Steamer 'Kingswear Castle' on the opposite side of the river in Dartmouth.
Kingswear castle at Dartmouth
Needing some refreshment (not the overpriced tea and microwaved pasties on offer at the PDR), I tried my luck at the Whistle Stop Cafe on Paignton Station Platform (Mug of Tea and a Bacon Buttie with change from £4). After refreshing went outside the station for a fag and noticed this Open-Top Bus and immediately thought of Gary: (Note the Rabbit in the Livery).
Hop 122 at Paignton Bus station
To finish off the day I made my way to the SDR at Totnes hoping to catch a glimpse of the WD Austerity that was out of order the week before but although the problem had been fixed it wasn't on duty so finished off with good old 6412 (photo no. 475 in my collection).
No. 6412 at Totnes on the SDR
That's it for this trip. Next week (weather and network rail willing) we have a Steam Special coming into Plymouth on the 22nd. It might be either the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Lord Dowding or Royal Scot.
Will see you all later. Hope you like the pics