First Great Western class 150/2 visits SDR “Rails and Ales Gala”
|FGW 150221 stands at Totnes Mainline waiting for the road onto the Ashburton Branch Note destination.||Photo © JKeohane 2012|
|FGW 150221 traversing the mainline connection onto the branch||Photo © JLeonard 2012|
|FGW 150221 passes Ashburton Junction Signalbox on its way to Staverton||Photo © CWallace 2012|
|FGW 150221 stands at Staverton having arrived from Exeter||Photo © JKeohane 2012|
|FGW 150221 stands at Buckfastleigh ready to return to Exeter||Photo © JKeohane 2012|
Following on from the successful trial last year to run a First Great Western class 150/1 from Exeter (St. David’s) to Staverton and Buckfastleigh as part of the “Rails and Ales” Gala the Devon Diesel Society have done the same again this year on Saturday 25th August though this time with a 150/2.
The train was well attended and, having made pickups at Exeter (St David’s), Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and Totnes Mainline, there weren't many seats left unfilled.
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Please note that John Leonard and Colin Wallace were able to take their pictures near the SDR running line because they are in possession of an SDR PTS and lineside permit. These are available from the SDR main offices at Buckfastleigh. Click here for more information.