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Wednesday, October 01, 2008
robin of templecome
(Photos courtesy Mark Jamieson - more here!)
Loco number 47739 was named 'Robin of Templecombe' at Templecombe yesterday (30.9.08). The loco was named by and after Colas driver Robin Gould who is ex S & D Templecombe shed and the last ex-Templecome S & D driver still driving on the mainline (started 1955). There is one more ex S & D man still active on the mainline - I won't quote his name but he's an ex Bath Green Park fireman, now driving for EWS at Westbury.
Note the S&D crest above the nameplate. The S&D is not forgotten even by today's one-size-fits-all national railway network!
More pics and info here.
Thanks to Mick Knox for alerting me to this!