Vol 28: The Great Britain II

The Railway Touring Company ran its second marathon tour of Britain in April 2009: London to Penzance, Bristol, Shrewsbury, Carlisle, Glasgow, Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and finally York; eight days of steam haulage by Tangmere, Oliver Cromwell, Scots Guardsman, The Great Marquess, two Black Fives and Union of South Africa. With three cameramen contributing footage, Steam Age Pictures got pretty comprehensive coverage. The hardest part was editing it all down to just 90 minutes.

Available on Blu-ray and DVD.

YouTube clips:
Days 1-4
Days 5-8
Compare 46115 and 5043 on Shap


Monday 6th April, 34067 Tangmere (1:46)

Paddington-Newbury-Westbury-Bristol: Ufton Nervet; Crofton

Tuesday 7th April, 70013 Oliver Cromwell & 34067 Tangmere (08:14)

Penzance-Plymouth-Taunton-Bristol: Angarrack; Burngullow; Liskeard; Hemerdon; Combe Fishacre.

Wednesday 8th April, 34067 Tangmere (8:36)

Bristol-Hereford-Shrewsbury-Crewe-Preston:Bristol: Narroways, Ashley Down, Horfield; Llanfihangle; Stokesay; Prees.

Thursday 9th April, 46115 Scots Guardsman (10:55)

Preston-Shap-Beatock-Glasgow: Shap Wells; Plumpton; Beatock: Greskine, Greenhillstairs.

Friday 10th April, 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier & 45231 The Sherwood Forester (16:51)

Glasgow-Perth-Inverness: Strathallan, Blackford, Murthley, Edendon, Drumochter, Slochd, Inverness.

Saturday 11th April, 61994 The Great Marquess (20:57)

Inverness-Kyle Of Lochalsh: Fodderty; Gorstan; Coirriemoillie; Loch a Chuilinn; Luib; Attadale; Luib; Loch a Chuilinn.

Sunday 12th April, 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier & 45231 The Sherwood Forester (12:19)

Inverness-Aberdeen-Dundee-Edinburgh: Boat O Brigg; Mulban; Tillytarmont; Kennethmont; Cove Bay; Stonehaven; Peacehill – Tay Bridge.

Monday 13th April, 60009 Union Of South Africa (7:31)

Edinburgh-Newcastle-York: Penmanshiel; Berwick On Tweed; Tweedmouth; Fenhamhill; Newcastle; Langley Mill; Ferryhill.


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