Only five locomotives here, and some longer views than normal, thanks to the wide open spaces of the Pennines and the Vale of York. Centre-piece is a 30 minute sequence dedicated to 60009 Union Of South Africa. She is seen on the Settle & Carlisle line, working from York to Harrogate and Scarborough and on two tours in the south. Also included are 6233 on Southern and Western metals, 6201 on the Welsh Marches route, 48151 working The Dalesman and 60019 Bittern’s midnight test run.
YouTube clip: 6201 Welsh Marches
(1 hour 18 mins)
6233 Duchess Of Sutherland (14:05)
28th Apr The Cuneo Centennial (Waterloo-Salisbury and return) Egham, Winchfield, Grateley.
26th May The Oxfordshire Express (Derby-Didcot and return) Fenny Compton, Oxford, Kings Sutton, Budbrooke.
1st Sep The Duchess Bristolian (Solihull-Oxford-Badminton-Bristol and return) Fenny Compton, Radley, Culham, Yarnton.
2nd Sep The Shakespeare Express (Birmingham-Shirley-Stratford-Solihull-Birmingham) Stratford.
48151 Gauge O Guild (13:04)
5th Aug The Dalesman (Hellifield-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle and return) Blea Moor, Ais Gill.
12th Aug The Dalesman (Hellifield-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle and return) Settle.
6201 Princess Elizabeth (13:42)
15th Sep The Welsh Marches Express (Bristol-Hereford-Shrewsbury & return) Llanvihangle, Church Stretton, Cattybrook.
10th Nov The Welsh Marches Express (Bristol-Hereford-Shrewsbury-Crewe) Ashley Down, Llanvihangel.
60009 Union Of South Africa (33:04)
4th Aug The Cumbrian Mountain Express (York-Settle-Carlisle-Settle-York) Selside, Langwathby Moor, Appleby, Kirby Stephen.
7th -9th Aug The Scarborough Spa Express (York-Knaresborough-Harrogate-Leeds-York-Scarborough and return) Kirk Hammerton, Knaresborough, Brumber Hill, Oakbutts Farm, Oliver’s Mount Scarborough, Crambe, Crimple Viaduct Harrogate, York.
11th Aug The Cumbrian Mountain Express (York-Settle-Carlisle-Settle-York) Helwith Bridge, Blea Moor Tunnel, Dent, Waitby Common, Mallerstang.
1st Dec The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Staines-Newbury-Bristol-Swindon-Staines-Victoria) Egham, Crofton.
15th Dec VSOE Surrey Xmas Luncheon Special (Victoria-Guildford-Victoria) Hackhurst Downs.
60019 Bittern (3:12)
8th Sep Mainline test run. (London-Didcot-Bristol) Didcot.