A rare chance to see freight on the Gunnislake branch happened in the early hours of 28 January 2020, with a ballast drop between St Budeaux and Bere Alston, the train is captured at Bere Alston. It operated as 6C40, the 18.24 Westbury to Gunnislake, and returned as the 04.00 Gunnislake to Wesbury. Power was provided by Colas Rail Freight Class 66 Nos. 66849 Wylam Dilly working 'top and tail' of five auto ballasters with No. 66847 Terry Baker on the other end. This loco is named after a Colas Rail Freight driver who passed away in 2018. It is hoped one day the former LSWR mainline line will be extended back to Tavistock or maybe Okehampton. Alan Peters
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