There’s plenty of variety in this volume, with 7 GW locos, 2 BR Standards and 2 Southern locos. Highlights include Bradley Manor’s last mainline trips, 6024 and 5051 double-heading, fantastic glints from 9466 and 35028, Duke of Gloucester setting new standards on the South Devon Banks, and Sir Lamiel making a night departure from Salisbury. My personal favourite? Clan Line climbing Parkstone Bank, from a standing start at Poole, pulling 13 carriages and an EWS diesel, then roaring through Basingstoke, whistle open, really takes some beating!
YouTube clip: Clan Line at Steventon
(1 hour 25 mins)
7802 Bradley Manor (11:48)
10th Mar The Cider Express (Hereford-Severn Tunnel-Bishops Lydeard) Pontrilas, Llanvihangle, Cattybrook, Bristol Temple Meads.
28th Mar The Severn Valley Wanderer (Bristol-Hereford-Kidderminster) Narroways Junction, Bristol.
5051 Earl Bathurst (1:06)
1st Mar The St Davids Day Special (Swansea-Severn Tunnel-Badminton-Paddington) South Morton.
5051 Earl Bathurst & 6024 King Edward I (5:34)
31st Mar. The Royal Duchy (Bristol Parkway-Penzance) Beam Bridge, Rattery, St Germans.
6024 King Edward I (6:37)
17th Mar The King Circular (Solihull-Didcot-Kemble-Cheltenham-Kidderminster-Tyseley) Banbury.
12th May The Bath And Bristol (Willesden-Newbury-Bristol-Swindon-Didcot) Crofton, Wantage Rd.
9th Jun The Cambrian Coast Express (Shrewsbury-Wolverhampton-Solihull-High Wycombe-Paddington) Cropredy, Ardley.
26th Aug The Torbay Express (Bristol-Kingswear-Bristol) Cockwood Harbour, Stoke Cannon.
4965 Rood Ashton Hall & 4953 Pitchford Hall (9:41)
5th May The Chiltern Steam Express [Moor St-Marylebone and return) Knightcote, Kings Sutton, West Wycombe.
19th May Two Halls To Bristol (Solihull Oxford-Swindon-Badminton-Bristol and return) Wantage Rd, Oxford.
22nd Sept. SVR Gala Shuttle (Bewdley-Snow Hill) Bewdley, Kidderminster.
Pannier Tank 9466 (11:40)
3rd Nov The Pannier To Ironbridge (Tyseley-Birch Coppice-Walsall-Ironbridge-Walsall-Tyseley) Lea Marston, Kingsbury, Birch Coppice, Kingsbury Junction, Minworth, Aldridge, Shifnal, Coalbrookdale, Albrighton.
71000 Duke Of Gloucester (09:03)
28th May The Devonian (Bristol-Taunton-Plymouth and return) Beam Bridge, Tiverton Junction, Dainton, Rattery, Hemerdon, Dainton, Stoke Cannon.
30th May The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Reading-Cranmore and return) Fairwood Junction, Westbury.
1st June Light engine move. Yarnton.
BR Std 4 2-6-0 76079 (1:23)
1st July The Bright’n Breezy (Bristol-Salisbury-Preston Park, Brighton-PrestonPark) Upton Scudamore.
35028 Clan Line (20:26)
17th Feb VSOE Hampshire Luncheon Special (Victoria-Andover-Southampton-Winchester-Victoria) Deane, Micheldever.
14th Mar VSOE Special (Victoria-Staines-Salisbury-Westbury-Newbury-Staines-Victoria) Red Post Junction, Stockton, Stert.
21st Apr VSOE Special (Victoria-Didcot, Oxford-Victoria) South Stoke.
12th May VSOE Hampshire Luncheon Special (Victoria-Richmond-Andover-Eastleigh-Wimbledon-Brixton-Victoria) Steventon (Hants.)
30th May VSOE Special (Victoria-Westbury-Victoria) Bishopstrow, Westbury.
8th Jul The Waterloo Sunset (Waterloo-Salisbury-Southampton-Eastleigh, Poole-Southampton-Winchester-Waterloo) Deane, Grateley, Petersfinger Salisbury, Poole Park, Parkstone, Micheldever, Basingstoke.
11th Dec VSOE Surrey Xmas Luncheon Special (Victoria-Guildford-Victoria) Shere.
30777 Sir Lamiel (6:22)
28th Oct The Cathedrals Express (Clapham Jc-Honiton-Exeter, Westbury-Salisbury-Clapham Jc) Andover.
11th Dec The Cathedrals Express Carol Concert Special (London-Salisbury and return) Egham, Winchfield, Salisbury.