7th July 2017
Recreating scenes of over 25 years ago the sight of a British Rail 'Laira' Blue Class 50 in the village of Creech St Michael in 2017 on a revenue earning freight train twice in one month is unprecedented. Having already operated light engine to Exeter on Thursday 6th July 2017, BR Class 50 No.50008 'Thunderer' proceeded to Okehampton where it collected the Network Rail Lorum Rail Grinder. The locomotive formed the 4Z01 08:30 Okehemapton - Chaddesden Sidings and is seen here passing the village of Creech St Michael on route north to Derby.
(Photo: Darren Harris)