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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2019

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Big Al, Jan 3, 2019.

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    I was going to ask where you found clouds - but then spotted there's a clue in the name!

    'fraid by the time it was round me the sun had dropped over the hill
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    ...and then with it being delayed leaving Shrewsbury the perfectly clear sky just got darker and darker.

    Oh, and I discovered the silhouette of an A4 coasting is only marginally less dull and boring than that of the DMU preceding it! lol
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    The plan, as much as you can with loco movements, was to see the A4 somewhere around Church Stretton then use the layover to get to Shrewsbury for a silhouette by the Abbey.
    55 minutes late off Hereford did for that and the clouds found me, so I settled for Bromfield.
    Number 9 was just passing the Abbey when I got there - huh.
     
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    I'd got father with me, so needed somewhere that he could see the line from the car. Went to Stapleton first, by which point saw the update that it was an hour late and saw the line was already in shade. Couldn't off the top of my head think of anywhere further south with suitable parking that was on the lit side of the line, so retreated to Condover road bridge, ...and saw the sun set over Lyth Hill whilst waiting there as well! Lol.

    It had made back time and was only 30 minutes late as it came past, but I still had time to get north of town to see it by Leaton even if it left town on time. ...however the cloudless sky and the sun just dipping over the horizon on arrival there didn't bode well either. By the time it left late it was getting really rather dark to say the least! Lol.

    You really got it right with the sun catching off the clouds earlier on in the evening though - stunning photo! :)
     
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    Round 2 -- Sun chasing in Shropshire.

    From a second day of training runs with 45231, this time in the usual direction -- the cloud was far more extensive than forecast. DSC_5380 45231 Chirk Viaduct 180919.JPG DSC_5388 45231 Albrighton 180919.JPG
     
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    Number 9 passing the semaphores near Craven Arms yesterday evening.
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    Then today 45231 hurries past the countryside between Shifnal and Cosford.
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    45231 sends a flock of birds flying towards the castle walls as she departs Salop General after dropping off a member of crew on Tuesday. 45231.JPG
     
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    BOT 45699 1b.jpg

    In beautiful sunshine and a backdrop of the Coniston Fells and Grange over Sands LMS Class 5XP No. 45699 'Galatea' works 5Z49 coaching stock through
    Bolton-le-Sands to Burton on Trent for tomorrows 'Merchant of Avon' rail tour, Peter Kirk driving and Rob Russell on the shovel.

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    Approaching Hest Bank, LMS Class 5XP No. 45699 'Galatea' works 5Z49 coaching stock south to Burton on Trent for tomorrows 'Merchant of Avon' rail tour,
    Peter Kirk driving and Rob Russell on the shovel.
     
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    Great shots. Memories of happy days here for me nearly 60 years ago.
     
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    Join the club!;)
     
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    Me 2,1954 onwards
     
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    Ah, hence your avatar - you must recall City of Bradford before it was painted in maroon!
     
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    A little late but shot of Black 5 No.45231 Climbing to Searchlight Lane Jnc (north of Stafford near Norton Bridge) with the second day of the Sapho training runs. On this occasion running round the usual circuit in the anti clockwise direction. IMG_8740.JPG
     
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    After yesterdays last Merchant of Avon of the season Galatea heads for home with the ECS and is seen shortly after departure from Nemesis Rail at Burton passing the pumping station at Clay Mills. . 2.JPG 3.JPG
     
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    44871 accelerating through Lancaster following a signal check. Working 5Z71 from Carnforth steamtown to Castleton Hopwood Gf today.

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    Indian Summer weather as "Galatea" tackles the climb past Chinley North on Saturday.
     
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    Thats a cracker beautifully processed.Paul
     
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    Thanks Henry. It's been a great summer for steam in the Hope Valley.
     

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