Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Brunel, Apr 2, 2010.
Any news yet on this movement?
Hoping to see it later near Abergavenny
Cheers in advance
All the times are up on uksteam.info
44871 en route to Crewe reported a few mins late through WBQ and Acton Bridge. <BJ>
When are they moving to Exeter then,anybody any idea?
Saturday morning 03-April, dep Barton Hill at 07.39, arr Exeter at 09.38
Through Prees at 12.50
19 minutes early
Video of the pair at Winwick this morning now up;
Passed through Magor on time - and with sun!!!
Pic to follow later.
44871 + 70013 safely into Bristol on time. <BJ>
the sun appeared at Temple Meads after the engines had reversed to Barton Hill....
A quick view of the locos travelling from Crewe to Bristol at Prees today in readiness for tomorrows trip:-
As I have commented on Youtube, it is interesting to see that all the still photters has left the platform before the locos were out of sight. Are they therefore just there for the photograph, and not really interested in actually seeing the locos?
I'm afraid I'm one of those idiots who will watch till the last whiff of exhaust has left the skies. I've often said the joy to me is seeing, smelling and hearing steam (especially on the big railway). Something I thought 50 years ago could never happen again. The video or photo (stunning as some are, like those of Lizzie yesterday) are, to me, just a bonus and something for those who couldn't be there in person.
At times when the weather is absolutely terrible (maybe like tomorrow!!), I tend to leave the video camera in it's bag and simply watch the train thunder past. My fondest memories of steam are of when I was a lad watching trains struggle up the 1-50 inclines of the Somerset and Dorset railway. No worries in those days about the wind direction, the sun direction or the coach liveries. Oh what a joy it was. <BJ>
Arrival of the two engines at Bristol Temple Meads on Friday afternoon.
Unless we are continueing to another location i usually stay until i can no longer hear it (and film).
Well youtube has at last allowed me to upload the video I took of this move, see my signature for the link.
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