Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Will RL, May 8, 2019.
45699 through Elford @ 0945 on time, with the Down leg to Stratford.
Making a racket through Water Orton @ 1019.
45699 back on home ground passing Elford.
Through Wood End 1113, 15 down.
Loco not left Stratford yet to commence it's turning move via Hatton & Dorridge. Anybody know what's occuring?
Edit: now got the green out of Stratford.
Stunning run out of Stratford, 11 early at Shirley, didn't notice any hills!
Making half a racket through Blunts Green, 6 early on the way back to Burton.
Photos from today. Two between Bearley Junction and Wilmcote outward (in the rain!!), one at Hatton North Junction (where I met @Landshrew), one approaching Wootton Wawen on the return.
Magnificent 3 cylinder roar up the bank through Wilmcote
Almost back at Burton.
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Today's final train of the season with Galatea racing passed Elford early on its journey to Stratford.
My shots from today's last MoA. Nothing on the outward as getting up to the Midlands from Ely on a Sunday wasn't made easy! A pleasure to meet @alrohomer at Hatton North Junction where we spent a lot more time than we were expecting waiting for the Jube, and a Blunt's Green crossing on the return, with no exhaust but plenty of roar from those three cylinders!
45699 sets out from Burton on Trent with the ECS for Carnforth.
A bit different weather to last week.
Through Wilmcote the roar was clearly heard from the back on the train, at the front it was glorious. After a few slight delays with late running service trains, the last dash from Tamworth to Burton was to say the least, brisk, with a noted maximum speed of around 75mph.
My Take on the Clay Mills shot as Galatea heads for home after yesterdays last Merchant of Avon of the season.
Heading home through Leyland 45 minutes late.
Elford, Water Orton, Wood End, and my favourite from this chase, Blunts Green near Henley in Arden.
Clearly the Jubilee and its crews have no problem with the testing exit from Stratford.
We were in platform 1, therefore the exit from the station involved crossing over to the correct side so there was some slipping to start with, but once Galatea was over the points then there was no more trouble. The schedule must have been a bit on the slack side as by the time we got to The Lakes, we were 11 early.... So yes Galatea and the crew had no problem whatsoever.
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