Vol 47: Mainline 2011, GWR Locomotives


  • 4965 Rood Ashton Hall on a St Valentines Day tour of Leicestershire and piloting 5043 to Didcot.
  • 5029 Nunney Castle slogging over the Devon Banks to Plymouth and Par, and over Evershot and Bincombe banks to Weymouth.
  • 5043 Earl Of Mount Edgcumbe on The Red Rose climbing though Saddleworth and over Copy Pit, on the West Coast Main Line to Euston, and on the Great Western mainlines to Birmingham and Bristol.
  • 6024 King Edward I on a train to Pembroke Dock and two trains to Shrewsbury in summer and winter.
  • Pannier tank engines 9600 & L94 on Leicestershire branch lines.
    6024 & 70013 double-heading over the Devon Banks.

YouTube clips:
5029 Climbing to Dainton Tunnel with the returning Cornishman, 10th July.
5043 Leaving Euston and running through North London on the West Coast Main Line, 21st May

Available on Blu-ray and DVD.


Sat 12-Feb, The St Valentines Express

4965: Tyseley-Leicester-Castle Donington-Burton-Tyseley. Daw Mill;  New Arley; Elford.

Sat 02-Apr,  The Coronation Express

5043+4965: Tyseley-Kidderminster-Kemble-Didcot and return. Chalford; Sapperton; Uffington to Knighton Crossing from White Horse Hill.

Sat 16-Apr, The Red Rose

5043: Tyseley-Crewe-ManchesterVictoria-Huddersfield-Copy Pit-Blackburn-Crewe-Tyseley. Little Bridgeford, near Stafford; Mossley to Greenfield, from Noon Sun Hill; Lydgate; Madeley.

Sun 01-May, The Pembroke Coast Explorer

6024: Margam-Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock-Tenby-Felin Fran-Bristol. BurryPort; leaving Tenby; Hendy; Stormy Down.

Sat 14-May, “Milepost 90” private charter

5043: Moor St-Stratford-Oxford(-Didcot) and return. Radley; Culham; Appleford.

Sat 21-May, The Great Western Midlander

5043: Tyseley-Birmingham New St-Coventry-Northampton-Euston-Northampton-Nuneaton-Tyseley. Hillmorton, near Rugby; Milton Malsor, near Northampton; Mentmore, near Leighton Buzard; London Euston; South Kenton; Althorpe, near Northampton.

Sat 11-Jun, The Cathedrals Express

6024: Bristol-Hereford-Shrewsbury and return. Llanvihangle Crucorney

Sat 18-Jun, The Collet Express

5043: Solihull-Oxford-Newbury-Bristol-Swindon-Oxford-Solihull. Heyford; Dauntsey

Sun 10-Jul, The Cornishman

5029: Bristol-Par-Bristol. Beam Bridge; Whiteball Tunnel; Dainton; Tigley; Rattery; St Germans; Fowey Valley, Bodmin Rd to Largin; Liskeard; Hemerdon; Dainton.

The Weymouth Seaside Express

5029: Bristol-Weymouth-Bristol.

Sun 24-Jul: Bath; Batheaston; Claverton; Melbury Bubb (climbing to Evershot tunnel); Winterborne Monkton, near Dorchester;  Weymouth to Bincombe tunnel; Cole, near Bruton; Newton St. Loe, near Bath.

Sun 14-Aug: Freshford; Standerwick, near Westbury; Melbury Bubb; approaching Bincombe tunnel; Upwey; Cole;

Sun 11-Sep, The Pembroke Coast Express

5029: Bristol-Felin Fran-Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock-Cockett-Bristol. Begelly, near Saundersfoot.

Sun 17-Sep, Cathedrals Express

5043: Tyseley-Worcester-Evesham-Oxford-Paddington and return. Mickleton, approaching Chipping Camden tunnel; Appleford; Chilson, near Charlbury.

Sat 15-Oct, The Berks & Hants Aquae Sulis

5043: Solihull-Oxford-Newbury-Bath-Bristol-Swindon-Oxford-Solihull. Northbrook, near Heyford; Radley; Crofton; Corston, near Bath; St Anne’s, Bristol; Banbury; Warwick Parkway to Hatton (on board); Solihul (ECS departing).

Sat 22-Oct, The Devonian

70013+6024: Bristol-Plymouth and return. BeamBridge; Whiteball; Dainton; Rattery; Combe Fishacre; Dainton.

Sat 19-Nov, Double Headed Panniers

9600+L94: Tyseley-Nuneaton-Mantle Lane-Burton-Castle Donington-Loughborough-Leicester-Nuneaton-Tyseley. Daw Mill; Bagworth; Trent Lock.

Sat 26-Nov, The Marches Monarch

6024: Bristol-Abergavenny-Ludlow-Shrewsbury and return. Llanvihangle Crucorney


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