London Transport steams through deepest, darkest Devon

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by grebeman, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    In honour of the 150th anniversary of the start of the London underground the South Devon Railway have painted former Great Western Railway pannier tank 5786, which has just undergone a complete overhaul, in London Transport colours. This locomotives last commercial owner was indeed London Transport and her number was L92. They had a small fleet of steam engines to haul maintenance trains when the power was switched off. Doubtless they surprised one or two late night travellers on the underground. I've posted these in colour to show off the rather smart maroon livery.

    1080226.
    Crossing the level crossing at Staverton en route for Totnes


    1080208.
    Passing Dartington just minutes from Totnes


    1080218.
    Having run round the train at Totnes L92 heads back towards Buckfastleigh, the fireman finds time to give me a friendly wave as I sit on a fallen tree on the opposite bank of the River Dart


    1080236.
    L92 approaching Buckfastleigh on the last train of the day in pleasant, though still not overly warm, late afternoon sunshine. The fireman is getting ready to surrender the single line working token


    1080243.
    Having taken on water L92 heads off to the engine shed for the night, days duty done


    Following on from my weekend problems with an E-1 I've reverted to my trusty GH2 with a variety of lenses, namely the Panasonic 14mm, the P/L 45mm and the Panasonic 14-45mm zoom.

    Barrie
     
  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    That is such a beautiful engine, beautifully photographed! Thanks for that!
     
  3. Great shots. Love the old steamers.
     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Lovely to see them in colour