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  1. 67019

    15th October brought to an end the Monday to Fridays loco-hauled diagram from Cardiff to Paignton, though the Taunton to Cardiff turn still exists.

    67019 lead the last 1247 Paignton to Cardiff service with 67003 at the rear.

    A nice touch was the addition of special window stickers reading 'Torbay Express III Paignton & Torquay Class 67 loco-hauled farewell'

    67019 window sticker

  2. 28th June 2010

    Mazey Day Specials

    Mazey Day in Cornwall on Saturday 26 June 2010 saw several special trains heading for Penzance.
    The photos below are courtesy Philip Gardner, and video sequences will appear on future DVD programmes.

    37259+37218 pass Starcross with 'The Kernow Explorer', 1Z82 0645 Gloucester-Penzance.
    56311 Starcross
    Hanson owned 56311+56312 head Pathfinder's 'Cornishman' railtour from Tame Bridge past Starcross.
    2 x 67 Dawlish
    67016+67024 speed through Dawlish with UK Railtours 1Z84 0709 Paddington-Penzance.
    6024+5029 Liskeard
    6024 King Edward I and 5029 Nunney Castle pass through Liskeard a few minutes behind time with 'The Cornish Riviera Express', 1Z27 0907 Paddington-Penzance.
    5029+6024 Largin
    The above tour returned on the Monday 28th June, and is seen crossing Largin viaduct with 1Z31 0907 Penzance-Paddington. This time the Castle is leading the train.
    These last two scenes appear in GVF150 Stars of Steam III DVD