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!
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!