The test train crew checking out OkehamptonThe test train, 143617, at Okehampton, before departing for Newton AbbeywoodRenowned Devon folk singer Jim Causley (centre, with accordion) and, nearly as famous, DRSA's Peter Ritchie (DR woolly hat), performing at the North PoleThe DRSA team (from left) John Caesar, Tom Baxter, Tony Hill and Jon Kelsey unloading one of the new benches. Photo copyright Robin White of the West Somerset Railway Asssociation.Grahams Parkinson and Isom grappling with D4167Passengers boarding the 0955 service to ExeterFlying Falcon at MeldonThe new air braked set in the yard at Meldon with newly overhauled and painted 70273 in between driving trailer 61743 and Lab11. Vacuum braked rake with D4167/08937 hauling S13436 Mk2A FK and ex LMS GBV 731411 on the 11.00 departure from Meldon Viaduct for Okehampton. D4167 and the vacuum braked rake of Mk2A FK S13436 and LMS brakevan 731411 at Okehampton 47828 heading the train celebrating Graham Isom's 50 years of railway service Graham cutting his cake. Note the typical Okehampton sumptuous spread.The back of the commemorative headboard, signed by those presentThe commemorative headboardThe man himselfA crowded Okehampton platform 3 as approximately 120 passengers board the 0955 GWR service to Exeter, comprising 2 single car class 153 units. Unseen on platform 2 is D4167 waiting to depart with the first of six DR services to Meldon.Some of the smartly painted fencing on Platform 2The lamp repaired and reinstalled. Don't look too closely at the paintwork on the speed limit, or the absence of it on the post.Rachael Wilson under instruction from Graham Isom in the cab of 47828The Old Station Tea Rooms at Okehampton2 halves of a cast iron lamp post from Bude, recently donated. We also have the lamp fitting to go on top. We don't think it is from a railway, but when restored it will make a nice period piece.New exit sign for the Platform 2 rampGWR's smart new Sunday Rover vinyls on 153377 GWR class 153 153369 about to depart with the 1523 Sunday Rover to Exeter and class 47 47828 in platform 2 with the 1525 for Meldon Viaduct.Crowds queueing to embark on 153377 for the first up train of the day.

Gallery 2016 General

A crowded Okehampton platform 3 as approximately 120 passengers board the 0955 GWR service to Exeter, comprising 2 single car class 153 units. Unseen on platform 2 is D4167 waiting to depart with the first of six DR services to Meldon.

A crowded Okehampton platform 3 as approximately 120 passengers board the 0955 GWR service to Exeter, comprising 2 single car class 153 units. Unseen on platform 2 is D4167 waiting to depart with the first of six DR services to Meldon. taken on 2016-07-31 by Tony Hill.