Vol 26: Mainline 2008, Part 4: LNER & BR Pacific Locomotives.

Featuring 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, 60009 Union Of South Africa, 60019 Bittern, 70013 Oliver Cromwell and 71000 Duke Of Gloucester, plus Black 5 45407 working The North Briton with 60009. (1 hour 28 mins)


60007 Sir Nigel Gresley


16th Apr, Loaded test run (Carnforth-Hellifield-Blackburn-Carnforth): Eldroth

31st May, The Cathedrals Express (York-Kings Cross): Retford, Wood Walton.

3rd Jul, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Newbury-Bristol and return): Crofton, Stert.

3rd Dec, The Cathedrals Express (Waterloo-Reading-Swindon-Bath-Bristol-Newbury-Reading-Victoria): Uffington & Baulking

11th Dec, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Redhill-Guildford-Oxford and return): Ranmore Common, Culham.

60009 Union Of South Africa


9th Aug, The Cumbrian Mountain Express (Preston-Settle-Carlisle-Settle-Hellifield): Waitby Common

The North Briton


15th Apr, 60009 & 45407: Culloden; Aviemore; Balsporran Cottages, Drummochter; Auchterarder.

16th Apr, 60019 Bittern: Doncaster

60019 Bittern


11th Apr, RTC/Riviera Trains “Royal Scot” launch (Euston-Staines-Guildford-Redhill-Victoria): Euston, Abinger Hammer.

14th May, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Oxford-Stratford and return): Tackley, Budbrooke, Bishopton, Lower Heyford, Radley.

1st Jun, Locomotive Exchange Special (Yeovil Jc-Salisbury-Clapham Jc): Milborne Wick, Andover. (The outward leg of this tour, hauled by 6233 Duchess of Sutherland, appears on Mainline 2008, Part 1)

16th Jul, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Staines-Reading-Newbury-Bristol and return): Woodborough, Beechingstoke, Wootton Rivers.

6th Dec, The Bath Christmas Market (Haywards Heath-Chichester-Eastleigh-Salisbury-Bristol and return): Lockerley.

8th Dec, Empty Coaching Stock (Three Bridges-Old Oak Common): Redhill.

71000 Duke Of Gloucester


3rd May, The Southern Irishman (Newport-Llanharan-Felin Fran-Carmarthen, Fishguard-Cockett-Llanharan-Newport-Gloucester): Miskin, Llandarcy, Cockett, Miskin.

4th May, The Devonian (Bristol-Plymouth and return): Whiteball, Rattery, Hemmerdon, Burlescombe.

5th May, The Pembroke Coast Express (Bristol-Llanharan-Felin Fran-Carmarthen, Milford Haven-Cockett-Llanharan-Bristol): Narroways Junction, Bristol; Llanharan; Crundale; Morfa Mawr; Cattybrook.

70013 Oliver Cromwell


10th Aug, 15 Guinea Special (Manchester-Carlisle): HelwithBridge.

9th Sep, The Cathedrals Express (Liverpool St-Ipswich-Norwich and return): Bethnal Green, Colchester.

11th Sep, The Cathedrals Express (Waterloo-Staines-Salisbury-Bristol and return): Monxton, Wylye, Upton Scudamore, Salisbury, Andover.

14th Sep, The Cathedrals Express (Waterloo-Wimbledon-Salisbury-Honiton-Exeter, Yeovil Jc-Salisbury-Wimbledon-London): Watchcombe, Yeovil Junction, Milborne Wick, Whitchurch.


, 60019 Bittern: Doncasterp


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