Vol 24: Mainline 2008, Part 2: GWR Locomotives

Featuring 4936 Kinlet Hall, 4965 Rood Ashton Hall, 5029 Nunney Castle, 5043 Earl Of Mount Edgecumbe and 6024 King Edward I.

YouTube clip: 5043 test runs

(1 hour 18 mins)


4965 Rood Ashton Hall

15th Mar, 4965 Adieu (Solihull-Didcot and return): Pound Hill; Radley; Tackley. (After a little work in the spring, 4965’s boiler was granted a certificate for a further 6 months.)

3rd Jul, Private Charter (Didcot-Stratford-Didcot plus ECS from/to Tyseley): Fenny Compton; Lower Heyford; Tackley.

4936 Kinlet Hall

23rd Jun, ECS positioning move (Merehead Quarry-Newbury-Didcot-Tyseley): WoottonRivers; Moulsford; Tackley.

5029 Nunney Castle

26th Jul, The Bristol Explorer (Solihull-Oxford-Swindon-Bath-Bristol and return): Fenny Compton; Hampton Gaye; Radley; Uffington; Dauntsey; Yarnton.

27th Sep, The Mid-Hants Explorer (Guildford-Reading-Oxford-Solihull): Ash; Banbury.

29th Nov, The Ludlow Christmas Market (Bristol-Abergavenny-Hereford-Ludlow-Shrewsbury): Narroways Junction, Bristol; Llanvihangel. (After problems with air-brakes and the fire, 5029 was failed at Shrewsbury.)

5043 Earl Of Mount Edgecumbe

16th Oct, Light Test Run (Tyseley–Stratford & return): Stratford.

19th Oct, Loaded Test Run (Tyseley–Stratford & return): Bearley Junction; Bishopton.

8th Nov (with 4965), Great Western Echoes (Solihull-Oxford-Didcot & return): Pound Hill; Didcot Railway Centre; Appleford.

7th Dec, The Melton Mowbray Christmas Fayre (Dorridge-Nuneaton-Melton Mowbray and return): Dorridge; Bentley Heath; Daw Mill; Frisby On The Wreake.

13th Dec, The London Christmas Shopper (Solihull-Reading-Kensington Olympia and return): Clapham Jct; Tilehurst.

6024 King Edward I

20th Jul, TheTorbay Express (Bristol-Kingswear-Bristol): Paignton

1st Aug, TheDorsetCoast Express (Bristol-Westbury-Yeovil PM, Weymouth-Westbury-Bristol): Bathampton; Upton Noble; Evershot Tunnel; Bincombe; Cole.

20th Dec, The Yuletide Torbay Express (Bristol-Kingswear-Bristol): Whiteball, Saltern Cove, Broadsands, Churston, Kingswear, Torre.



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