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the first Train of Lights
what a great whistle! lol 1happyday2.gif
 

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Not steam, but this is the first special excursion passing through this season.
There was a time this class of locomotive hauled most long distance trains through Totnes.



I had seen all 50 members of the class long before they came to the south west, in the late 60s and early 70s when they were brand new and sounded different because of large cooling intakes which led to them being nicknamed "Hoovers".
 

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I took an hour off from work today to film this engine movement through Totnes.
TMD = Traction Maintenance Depot.



There's a diesel hauled special to the same destination tomorrow with locomotives we don't normally see through here, so I'll try and film that too.
 

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Not bad for a grand old lady approaching her 81st birthday, eh? (Outshopped July 1938).
She ran 1,650,000 miles in her 25 years service before being withdrawn in 1964, when she was acquired as a static exhibit at a Butlins holiday camp in Scotland. Sold on to a rail preservation group in 1996 she was overhauled and returned to the main line in 2001.
 
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On May 1st 2019, 4014 moved under its own steam for the first time in 59 years, 9 months and 10 days.
 
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