After sterling service throughout the 2014 season, time has caught up with our DEMU 1132 "Thumper" (or class 205 205032) and it has been retired for a while for a programme of mechanical and body work.
1132 at Bow during the 'Not The Last Thump' event
Meanwhile our class 08 shunter 08937 is being repainted, and now sports its pre-TOPS number D4167 on both sides. It sees regular service on engineering trains.
The engineering train pauses at Okehampton with a load of rails for Meldon
It's acquired an Exmouth Junction shedplate - not strictly authentic but appropriate to a locomotive based at Okehampton.
72A shed plate was Exmouth Junction, of which Okehampton shed was an outpost
Both coaches of our resident Class 205 Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (otherwise known as "Thumper") have been turned to equalise wheel wear. This was accomplished by using a low loader.
1132 & 61743 at Okehampton
1132 on Low Loader at Meldon
47 375 worked the Polar Express services with 31 452.
47 375 Okehampton
Our "Thumper" DEMU 1132 is undergoing repair at the present, and we hope it will be able to re-enter service at Easter 2013.
Photographer: Phil Wagstaff
Our resident 08, now has numbers.
Date taken: 11/06/2011