‘Cromptons’ to run as ‘BE’

‘Cromptons’ to run as ‘BE’

As a tribute to the late Barry Evans, a well known Class 33 enthusiast and frequent visitor to the WSR, the two Class 33 ‘Cromptons’ under the care of the DEPG will be running with ‘BE’ headcodes on Monday 2nd November 2020.

Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6566 (33 048) proudly wearing the “BE” headcode in memory of the late Barry Evans. Photographed on 17th October 2020 at Williton by Ian Robins. © CC BY-NC 3.0

DEPG Chairman Martin Howard writes:

“Along with many of our volunteer staff, I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of our long-time friend and supporter Barry Evans from Andover who, after a short and brave fight, has succumbed to motor neurone disease.”

“We will miss him dearly and in tribute to Barry we intend to put BE up on the headcodes on the next occasion the locomotives run. This is expected to be on the 2nd November and will begin with a double-headed run in multiple from Williton to Bishops Lydeard.”


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