First and last haulages 2020/2019
The Severn Valley diesel turn on
Saturday December 28th produced 40106 and 37688 on the booked 2 round trips.
With 8 Mk I's in tow and a dead tail loco there was plenty thrash to see out
The first "Night Riveria"
sleepers after Xmas were on January 1st with 57604 providing the power on the
2345 "Down Midnight" from Paddington to Penzance. An unusual route
too via Newbury, Castle Cary, Yeovil PM, Yeovil Jn, Exeter SD and then the GWR
40106 reverses her 8
Mk i's into Kidderminster on 281219
is on the blocks ready to tail the 1120 Bridgnorth
awaits departure time
Not in BR blue yet!
8568 on Kidderminster TMD
37688 at the blocks
after working the 1710 ex Bridgnorth, this was the last service train between
Bewdley and Kidder due viaduct reconstruction until Easter 2020.
loco hauled venue, 57603 at the blocks at Padd with the down midnight to
57604 awaits departure
time with the 2345 Padd - Penzance "down Midnight" on 010120.
57604 at Penzance with
the down Midnight early on 020120, the consist was 17175, 12142, 10217, 10601,
10594, 10584 and 10534. The refurbished Mk III sleeper cabins are far better
than Mk 5 rubbish.
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