Last Class 31 exits the main line

THE final Class 31 left running on the national network has retired to the Dartmoor Railway.

No. 31452 was put up for sale by Devon & Cornwall Railways, but made its last move on November 27 when it moved light engine from Derby to Okehampton, bringing the curtain down on 60 years of the class on the main line.

The loco has been de-branded and is seen on its way to Okehampton at Highbridge & Burnham, where it will be used on the ‘Train to Christmas Town’ services being run by the Dartmoor Railway.

Read more News and Features in January’s issue of The RM – on sale now!

Enjoy more of The Railway Magazine reading every month. Click here to subscribe.