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« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2021, 08:22:53 pm »

6C97 Westbury to Okehampton delivering rail Sunday night 21 February. Returned Monday morning. Designated 800 tons.

Another load Thursday 25 February although not allocated a code. Designated 1400 tons.
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« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2021, 06:50:41 am »

616Q was it's designation

Comes back today at 1700hrs at Crediton to Westbury.

Also Modern Railways March issue still reporting a passenger service start up during the May timetable even if late summer with eight trains Mon-Sat and six on Sunday. It's a start.
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« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2021, 07:38:32 am »

616Q was it's designation

Comes back today at 1700hrs at Crediton to Westbury.

Also Modern Railways March issue still reporting a passenger service start up during the May timetable even if late summer with eight trains Mon-Sat and six on Sunday. It's a start.

It's all good to see.  Just a reminder of course that the Government still hasn't announced what it will fund re Okehampton i.e. level of service and how much engineering work.  Everyone's very confident but until we get the announcement, we won't know for sure what is happening.

What Modern Railways have seen is that the service has been included in the working timetable which begins in May.  This is simply so it is in the system.  From what I am picking up, I wouldn't expect the service to begin in anything we might think of as "Summer" but hopefully the announcement is not far away now, it'll be positive and we'll then know much more.
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« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2021, 02:03:38 pm »

Taken this morning by a friend of mine
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« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2021, 06:03:18 pm »

Those trains look only a cigarette paper apart.

The station looks well kept by the volunteers. Lets hope they keep responsibilty and the buffet is used well when we can use it.
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« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2021, 06:38:46 pm »

Those trains look only a cigarette paper apart.


They are, as you say, adequately separated. Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: Today at 03:59:03 pm »

Engineering work to upgrade track closes the whole line between St David's and Barnstaple 10 April and 18 April with trains to Crediton operating from 14 April.

it does say they are extending the platform at Eggesford as well.

It has to be something to do with Okehampton. Maybe using the existing track to renew the old.
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