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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: March 01, 2021, 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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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2021, 05:26:22 pm »

Possibly would have been better explained as:
Between Sat 10th and Sunday 18th April.
Engineering work taking place from Saturday to Tuesday between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple and from Saturday to Friday between Crediton and Barnstable, closing all lines.
From Saturday to Tuesday, buses will replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple.
From Wednesday to Sunday, buses will replace trains between Crediton and Barnstaple.
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« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2021, 12:47:19 pm »

I'm not sure whether this is the correct thread for this snippet, but I notice that Okehampton services from May 17th have appeared in RTT» (Real Time Trains - website)

See here


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« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2021, 04:10:47 pm »

Interesting Unadvertised Ordinary Passenger
Crew training perhaps
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« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2021, 04:27:58 pm »

Interesting Unadvertised Ordinary Passenger
Crew training perhaps

Class 2, so should be revenue earning services.
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« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2021, 04:33:45 pm »

See my post from 26 Feb above.  The services are in the timetable in readiness for introduction at a future date subject to the Government announcement, resulting engineering work etc.

The Budget today has some positive news.  I've been looking at the Budget document online and there's this -

"2.132 Investments in local railways and stations – The government will invest £59 million towards the construction of five new stations in the West Midlands, cutting journey times from Willenhall, Darlaston and south-west Birmingham into the city centre. This Budget will also unlock more than £40 million of funding to reinstate passenger services on the OkehamptonExeter line, subject to final approval of costs and contracts. These investments will provide good quality transport links between communities, and improve employment opportunities across these areas."
 
Page 61   https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/966161/Budget_2021_Web_accessible.pdf

All good news.
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« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2021, 08:55:53 pm »

Interesting Unadvertised Ordinary Passenger
Crew training perhaps

Class 2, so should be revenue earning services.

These are what Train Planners call 'Q paths'. They may not be required but they're there in system and can be used at short-notice.

For example, there is an unadvertised Q path for the Night Riviera to go via the Southern route on Sundays. It is hardly ever needed but its there for when it is. The same principle applies for these Okehampton trains in that they're there and ready for when services can start.
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« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2021, 06:57:32 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) Spotlight local news said 40 million pounds had been awarded to get train services re-instated at Okehampton.
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« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2021, 09:13:11 pm »


There are some buying opportunities also:

https://rmslocotec.com/for-sale

I fancy the 4BIG buffet but would Mrs OTC?

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