Vol. 54: Mainline 2011, 3-Cylinder Pacific Locomotives

Three of the fastest and most powerful steam locos at work on the British mainline today.

  • 71000 Duke of Gloucester on the West Coast Mainline and along the coast of South Wales.
  • 4492 Dominion Of New Zealand (actually 60019 Bittern in disguise), sometimes running with her second tender to extend her range. Includes one trip over the South Devon banks piloted by 5029 Nunney Castle.
  • 60163 Tornado returned to work in the summer after several months of repairs to her firebox.

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD.


71000 Duke Of Gloucester

Mar 5th, The Salopian (Euston-Nuneaton-Stafford-Shrewsbury-Wellington-Bescot-Rugby-Euston)
Hanslope; Polesworth; Marley Green (nr Wem);  Marbury (nr Whitchurch); Wellington.

Aug 29th, The Carmarthen Cavalier (Bristol-Cardiff-Carmarthen and return)
Filton Abbey Wood; Newport; Cardiff; Burry Port;

60019 Bittern running as 4492 Dominion Of New Zealand

May 26th, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Guildford-Swindon-Bristol)
Baulking; Shrivenham; Wantage Rd; Cholsey.

July 7th, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Gloucester-Cardiff and return)
Tidenham; Standish Junction; Sapperton Tunnel;

Jul 26th/Aug 9th, The Dorset Coast Express (Victoria-Weymouth and return)
Grateley; Battledown.

Nov 30th/Dec 7th, The Bath Spa Christmas Express (Poole-Eastleigh-Salisbury-Bristol and return)
Hanging Langford; Stockton; Twerton; Corston.

4492 Dominion Of New Zealand & 5029 Nunney Castle

Sep 17th, The Mayflower (Euston-Newbury-Taunton-Plymouth-Westbury-Paddington)
Creech St Michael; Dainton; Hemerdon; Whiteball.

60163 Tornado

Aug 4th, The Cathedrals Express (Cambridge-Broxbourne-Ealing Broadway-Bristol and return)

Aug 6th, The Cathedrals Express (Euston-Nuneaton-Worcester-Coventry-Euston)

Sep 30th, VSOE Luncheon Special (Victoria-Guildford-Victoria)
Hackhurst Farm.

Nov 26th, The Cathedrals Express (Paddington-Swindon-Ludlow-Shrewsbury and return)

Dec 12th,  The Cathedrals Express (Chertsey-Purley-West Hampstead-Ely-Chertsey-Purley)
Hackhurst Down; Ely; March.

Dec 14th,  The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Haselmere-Salisbury-Yeovil Junction and return)
Chelsea Basin; Byfleet & New Haw; Buriton; Tisbury

Dec 17th,  The Cathedrals Express (Ashford-Sevenoaks-Kensington-Swindon-Bristol and return)
Slough; Uffington; Didcot;

Dec 30th, The William Shakespeare (Paddington-High Wycombe-Stratford-Shirley-Nuneaton -Leamington-High Wycombe-Paddington)
Bradenham; Saunderton; Budbrooke.


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