South Devon diesel gala, November 2014

We sampled the Friday and Saturday of this excellent 3 day gala. 25185 from Paignton and resident 25262 starred, indeed working

all turns on the Friday. Much afternoon sun after morning rains added to the good atmosphere.

Good few familiar faces amongst a good turnout too..

Thanks to all at the Devon Diesel Society and South Deon volunteers for another top Gala

Friday 071114 views

07111425185n262r.jpg The Devon diesel Soc even arranged a rainbow for this view of 25185 and 25262 at the start of the day

07111425185cwr.jpg Local connections! 25185 was Cricklewood based from 6/75 to 1/76, plus long spells as a D01 and WN in the 70’s too.

07111425262tor.jpg Nice light at Totnes as 25262 runs round an afternoon service.

07111433002r.jpg 33002 in the afternoon sun at Buckfastleigh. Unfortunately the “Crompton” failed after 1 round trip the following day

 07111450002r.jpg Repairs continue on 50002 “Superb”.

Saturday 081114 views

08111437275clr.jpg In monsoon rain 37275 is warming up nicely!

08111437275r.jpg 37275 looking “superb” prior to thrashing South

08111425262n185hcr.jpg 25185 and 25262 rest as the Buckfastleigh light fades

12088425185r.jpg An archive view of 25185 at Nuneaton, 120884

South Devon galas, highly recommended