This film takes a look at two different locos that conquered the Devon banks and afield, by both old and new pacific locomotives (engines with a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement) The weather was to be glorious on both these runs making this a bright highlight. BR Standard Britannia Class 7MT 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ became the first Britannia to run solo to Plymouth since 1956, the Brit ran ‘The Devonian’ Bristol-Plymouth-Bristol service on 25th June. Seen firstly at Wellington bank at speed the Brit can be heard working her way up to Whiteball summit with a full rake of maroon stock. Seen again tackling Rattery after being holded up by a late running Voyager. And finally seen at the classic scene at Stoke Canon. Newly-built A1 Class 60163 Tornado hauls the ‘Tamar Tornado’ Bristol-Plymouth and return, 8th August. Seen starting her climb up the 1 in 80 to Whiteball. After so much holiday congestion on the roads and towns, I was unable to find a spot out of Totnes as Tornado is caught right the last min flattening Rattery summit. Last seen blowing away at Combe Fishacre on the south western end of Dainton, were lighting conditions were hard to come by.
Video Rating: 4 / 5