Our visit to the P&DSR in November 2018 will finally see us using the railways Standard 4, 75014 on the lines Engineer train. Something we missed out on in March 2017 due to issues with the railways Brake Van. A full days photography starting around 07.00 will see us visit some of the best locations for steam in the southern half of the UK.
Built December 1951 at Swindon, withdrawn from British Railways in 1966. The British Railway 4-6-0 Standard Class 4 was built for use on the Western, Midland and Southern regions of the then recently nationalised rail network. They were extremely versatile mixed traffic locos, frequently used on passenger duties. 75014 was allocated to a number of Midland region sheds during its short life and 1964 saw allocation to Shrewsbury from where she was withdrawn and sent to Barry scrap yard in December 1966. In Barry scrap yard for fourteen years, she rotted and donated parts to other locos, until being bought as a wreck in 1981. A four man syndicate based on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway brought her back to steam in 1994. For four consecutive years, 1995-98, and in 2000 she was the mainstay of the "Jacobite'' tourist train from Fort William. The syndicate decided to sell the loco in 2002 and the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company was fortunate to become the new owners, we are therefore delighted to be using a loco with such great history.
Our day will follow a similar pattern to those already completed on the railway, visiting locations such as Waterside, Broadsands Viaduct, Greenway and of course Maypool Viaduct. Our day will start at 07.00 from Paignton and will finish at Sunset before returning to Paignton. There will be a very short lunch break back at Paignton for a crew change and food from the local bakery for those that wish to partake.
The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway remains one of the lines that seldom sees photographic charters, even less so with any kind of freight train so we hope many of you will wish to join us in March.
Event cost £80.00 per person.
Images are for illustrative purposes only.