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Class 802/0 Bi-Mode IET's
This version is equipped with higher Horse-Power (750) than the 800 series.Also larger diesel fuel tanks for the longer distances down to Penzance from Paddington these units will be travelling on a regular basis.
9-car Class 800-IET 802102 rolls towards journeys end at Frome with '1J91' the evening 'stopper' from Paddington that departed there at 17:07. When compared with the recently introduced LNER versions with their quite impressive livery styling you realise just what an depressing sight this GWR-Green presents as a public image.I suppose it reflects the GWR company--------dull and unimaginative.
..25 april 2019..
Quite honestly I think the field of Oilseed Rape here in the fields at Bratton on the B&H to be of more interest than this pair of Hitachi-Plastics! Just for the record they were 802003 & 802013 working '1C78' the 11:03 out of Paddington going down to Plymouth.
..22 april 2019..
Here is a seemingly brand new Class 802108 rolling fairly slowly down through Berkley Marsh nr Frome.The working '1C76' the 10:03 from Paddington to Penzance was already late by nearly 30 minutes and would be delayed even further (another hour) whilst it diverted via Yeovil to Exeter due to the line closure at Stoke Cannon because of a fatal on the road crossing there.
..28 march 2019..
802102,one of the 9-car sets specifically designed to run on the Paddington to Penzance long distance route is seen passing Lock-60 at Crofton with the 11:21 from Taunton to Paddington '1A80' service.
..25 february 2019..
This is a '802' pairing 802012 &802020 making up the 09:20 from Taunton to Paddington 'fill-in' service whilst the line west of Taunton is closed.10 carriages of almost silent soulless japanese GWR plastic. Seen nr Crofton on the B&H.
..25 february 2019..
GWR's IET-pairing 802006/802005 gets away from Westbury at Fairwood with '1C84' the 12:57 from Paddington going only as far as Truro.Presumably the line between there and Penzance being closed for some kind of engineering requirement.
..10 february 2019..
IET's 802015/802005 today operated '1C76' the 10:03 from Paddington to Penzance.Here passing Bratton on the B&H, Well the sun was out wasn't it?
..28 january 2019..
802018/802019 pass Hungerford Loop with a working designated as '1Z81' from Newton Abbot to Paddington.It ran up from Penzance (07:41 off) as '1A81' as far as NTA.There was a fatality at Starcross around that time so that may have had something to do with it?
..17 january 2019..
Well known photographer Tony Callaghan strides across the Common at Hungerford studiously ignoring the speeding Hitachi Unit 802021 as it zips by working '1A77' the 05:41 from Penzance to Paddington.