25th October 1997
The Meldon Meanderer
|Locos Used||477xx & steam : 2968 & 7325|
|?477xx?||Crewe - Bristol Temple Meads|
|2968 + 7325||Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St Davids|
|2968 + 7325||Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Okehampton - Meldon Quarry|
|2968 + 7325||Meldon Quarry - Okehampton - Crediton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot|
|477xx||Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - (?reverse of outward route?) - Crewe|
(1) Loco & route confirmation required - seen south through Taunton at 11.10 with 2968 & 7325 then heading northwards again at 19.00 with a 477xx in charge. 2968 substituted for 7802 'Bradley Manor' which was originally advertised to work the train with 7325.
2968 & 7325 pollute the air as they depart Taunton (photo: Roger Geach)
Sources : various including The Creech Crusader
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