Daily Archives: Sunday, October 22, 2023

  • Mike Evans 1959-2023 RIP

    We are saddened by the loss of DEPG volunteer, Mike Evans, who passed away on Saturday 21st October 2023, just short of his 64th birthday, after a long and difficult battle with cancer.

    Mike had been an active member of the team for many years, and was often to be found working on a Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’, or more recently on Class 52 D1010 ‘WESTERN CAMPAIGNER’, as his love for diesel-hydraulics was legendary.

    Although a native of South Wales, Mike lived and worked in Devon and often used his professional skills as a surveyor for the benefit of the DEPG.

    He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and his friends at this very sad time.

    The late Mike Evans was pictured while tidying up after needle gunning the bodyside of D1010 ‘WESTERN CAMPAIGNER’ at Williton on Saturday 26th February 2022. Photo by Andy Royal © CC BY-NC 3.0