First running day of 2021 at West Somerset Railway with 9351
Its been a long hard slog through Covid, but today saw the re-opening of the West Somerset Railway with a warm welcome to all our passengers. We took the 12.30 service to Williton with Fish & Chips provided for lunch. Lovely sunshine and great scenery with 9351 at the helm. A great day and one we have all been longing for.
35028 Clanline on the Bristol and Bath Pullman
The first steam charter in the South West of 2021 saw Clanline and the Pullman set taking a tour from London Victoria to Bath and Bristol. Seen here at Chippenham, Pixash Lane, Corsham and Sutton Lane. Chippenham and Sutton Lane shots by Andy Martin.
The English Riviera Express
Finally after months and months with no steam, mainline or otherwise I set off today for my first whiff of it, with Royal Scot 46100 heading up the English Riviera Express from Bristol to Kingswear and return. The forst shot at Oath didnt go to plan as my camcorder having been in its box for a while decided to have the sulks and refused to record my first shot! I did however manage a going away shot! Things picked up after that and I had a great shot of 46100 working away up through Beambridge, followed by a return shot at Marlands and then a final one at Bathpool just outside Taunton. Not a bad start (eventually!) to 2020. Long may it continue!
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!