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60007 to Kingswear and 35018 to Weymouth
A mixed bag over this weekend, with 2 locos running. Firstly the English Riviera Express to Kingswear with 60007. Not a great day for me, with equipment causing me problems, meaning I totally missed my first shot at Cockwood Harbour (and the water was in too!) some footage on the P&D as well as 60007 coming off the branch and heading for Taunton and home. Day 2 was much better! 35018 filmed at Semley before we headed off to Yeovil Steam Centre to see her close up, and turned ready for servicing and her return to Weymouth. Dipped across to Maiden Newton to see the LE move. I hope despite everything that you enjoy this weekends video. If so please like, share and subscribe to my channel if you haven't already.
Great Britain XV. Sat 15 April 23. 1st day, 44932. London Paddington - Plymouth - ret to Bristol.
Sorry for the delay on this one folks, but was unwell all day on the Saturday and took to my bed until now! First day of this years GB saw Black 5 44932 take over traction from 35018 which has some issues I believe. Shame, but 44932 performed really well all day, despite having a diesel on the back. Shots at Beambridge, South Brent, Hardup Lane and Tiverton Parkway.
Galatea on The Cotswold Venturer. Saturday 18th February 2023
Our first trip out lineside this year took us to the Cotswolds for Railway Touring Companys' Cotswold Venturer with Jubilee Class Galatea. The first shot was at Minety Crossing and she was working well. The second shot at Frampton Mansell was almost in darkness but the sound of Galatea certainly made up for that. She aquitted herself very well on the gradient up to Sapperton Tunnel. Going away shots Andy Martin, thanks Andy! I hope you enjoy the video. If you do, would you like, subscribe and share.
A day on the S&DJR at Midsomer Norton South
As the weather was good Andy and I decided to spend the day on the S&D at Midsomer Norton South. Austin 1 was in steam and the recently acquired DMU was carrying out staff training so plenty going on! Thanks to Michael Abbott for allowing me to have a footplate ride on the Austin. Nice loco and good day out!
The Great Britain Day 6, Grange-over-Sands - Cardiff. Two Jubilees over Llanvihangel.
Well its the first day of the GB 2022 for me, and it found me leaving Sherborne for a long drive to Llanvihangel to see the DH Jubilees on their way to Cardiff for an overnight stop. Lovely sight. Roll on Devon and Cornwall tomorrow and Saturday.
Great Britain 2022
Well this was a weekend of several parts thats for sure! Wednesday saw me on Llanvihangel for the DH Jubilees, Leander and Bahamas. A nice pairing and they looked and sounded good climbing up the bank. Thursday saw us set off to follow The Duchess of Sutherland down into Cornwall. First stop Oath, where not to put too fine a point on it I was really angry at a woman who waited until the Duchess hove into view before deciding to exit her car right in front of my lens! I haven't edited it out as it would have made too short a shot. Then off to Beambridge, South Brent and Treboul where we saw her tackle the climbs with ease as expected. As Friday was a rest dau we took the opportunity to go up onto Dartmoor. Saturday started off appallingly. We left our hotel in Plymouth early to get to Bodmin Parkway, which we duly did and arrived 1/2 hour before the arrival time, only to find to our horror that as we stood on the platform it appeared and went past! So no first shot! Off to Littlehempston we went and got a lovely shot of the climb to Dainton, followed by a drive to Burlescombe where I struggled to find a shot somewhere where there weren't dogs, children and loud adults. I think I managed it! Final shot saw us racing towards Taunton for the final shot at Bathpool, only to find that the road from Creech was closed! The minutes were ticking by and an extra 10 mins on the road saw us at Bathpool, thankfully just before the Duchess arrived! Well that was GB 2022. I hope you enjoy the shots I have put together.
WSR Spring Gala 2022
For me a disappointing weekend. I haven't been feeling my best and went to the gala hoping to improve my mood. Alas it wasn't to be as with much tender and bunker first running, unfortunate problems with a guest loco and the resulting way way off timetables, I came home with very little by way of great footage. Such a shame as it held such great promise.
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