A very wet WSR
I went to WSR today to get a few shots of Pannier 6430 before she returns home at the end of the week. I couldnt have picked a wetter day, although it did brighten up later on! I realise that I have transcribed the number wrong on one of the clips but wasn't re-doing it just for that!
6233 Duchess of Sutherland on The West Somerset Explorer 27.7.2019
The Duchess seen here at Bruton and then at Bishops Lydeard, along with some footage on the WSR. Unfortunately the return was hauled by diesel due to the Duchess setting fires on the outward rip, necessitating Network Rail stopping it. A full steam ban is now unfortunately in force. We can only hope for substantial rain and soon!
A4 Union of South Africa on the Dorset Coast Express 8.08.2019
I had only one opportunity to get A4 UOSA on this run as it is diesel hauled back as far as Southampton on the return. Moreton Station between Wool and Wareham was the place for this shot. Conditions were not great but at least the promised rain hadnt arrived!
Clan Line Produces the goods on the ACE today!
Out for Merchant Navy class Clan Line today in various locations. We dropped a shot after she was let through in front of a service train at Chard and arrived in Exeter 23 mins early! On the return she looked and sounded great climbing Burlescombe and Upton Scudamore. A BIG SHOUT OUT TO VINCE HENDERSON OF DB FOR GIVING FANTASTIC WHISTLE UPS!