Bulleid original light pacifics - MikeMorant
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January 8th, 1966 saw the final act of Bulleid original West Country pacifics in charge of departures from Exeter Central when no. 34015 Exmouth was the chosen motive power for the 'Last Steam Train to Exeter Central' tour which was hauled by 34015 from Salisbury to Exeter and return. This shot was taken at Exmouth Junction mpd where servicing took place but the sad fact of the matter is that the tour wasn't the "flyer" that it was intended to be as the Salisbury - Exeter - Salisbury legs both lagged behind schedule and it wasn't (allegedly) the loco's fault.
[Mike Morant collection]