Thursday, 15 August 2013

Braunton returns on the Dorset Coast Express, 14th August 2013

34046 Braunton makes its return to main line passenger operations, for the first time since 1965, when it was withdrawn from Bournemouth.

1Z67 08:44 Victoria - Weymouth
1Z69 16:35 Weymouth - Southampton - Redbridge - Laverstock - Waterloo

34046 leads into the curve at Redbridge, on its first return to Bournemouth and Weymouth since 1965.
A closer image of Braunton.
33029 Glen Loy on the rear of the train.
A 3 minute delay at Redbridge became a 10 minute one before arrival at Beaulieu Road. Image by Ian Knight.
Detail of Braunton. Image by Ian Knight.
A reflection upon the state of Braunton before restoration and overhaul started. Bishops Lydeard, summer 1996.