|1369 shunts Buckfastleigh yard|
|4566 at Stretchford|
|D6737 approaches Hood Bridge|
|4566 in a classic view beside the river dart.|
|W228 with 5526|
|All the photographs above appear with permission of and are © Classic Traction 2009|
The recent "Rails and Ales" gala weekend has been a success judging by the fact that the beer ran out at lunchtime on the Monday. The short notice appearance of 4566 in place of 3803 was also generally well received given that she was the class of locomotive which regularly worked the branch before closure (in fact the 4575 class of which 5526 is a member were banned due to the higher centre of gravity. The use of 4575 class tank engines only became possible when the line speed was reduced from 45mph to 25mph.