59001 & 59103 Dawlish 3 May 1999

59001 Yeoman Endeavour & 59103 Village of Mells pull away from Dawlish station with the 1Z96 07:52 Bristol Temple Meads to Paignton Mendip Rail 'English Riviera Special' railtour on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 1999. This was the annual railtour for Mendip Rail staff. With 6,600hp and 227,100lb of tractive effort available there were no problems with haulage capacity here, as an eleven coach load is a modest load for even a single Class 59.