Update from Saturday 24th September. By Jon Tooke.
Western D1010 had the duty of working the last Diesel Running day of the season as Jon Tooke reports.
Neil McCannon and JT crewed the loco with Gordon and Leroy along as the travelling fitters.
I am pleased to announce that the loco performed without fault all day and the travelling fitters were also very
pleased with the performance of the loco.
We only had a light load of five MK1 coaches behind us and at times it looked like a Summer Saturday train
going down the branch with the Newquay portion from the down Padd working!
The last of the die-hard Western fans were out and about travelling and taking pictures, and we were busy for
the most of the day with a constant steam of pax at most stations including Doniford Halt!