6836 1956-04-02 Aller Junction
One of my best efforts of the day on 2nd. April , 1956 here at Aller Junction as Newton Abbot shed's 6836 , " Estavarney Grange " helps sister engine 6842 " Nunhold Grange " , allocated to Bristol Bath Road , away from Newton Abbot , their train bound for Plymouth and onwards into Cornwall.
The load is formidable , even for a Summer Saturday , with at least ten coaches visible in my picture, and Bath Road may well have had nothing larger than their little " Grange " to take over the working at Temple Meads relieving the engine from the North..
The start of Dainton bank is now just a mile or so away at Aller Junction, and 6836 has come on here at Newton Abbot to assist over the banks down to Plymouth , where a fresh engine will doubtless take the working down into Cornwall, although Bristol Bath Road engines did often find themselves working right through to Penzance when circumstances required