Vol. 56: Mainline 2012, Great Western Locomotives


  • 6024 King Edward I: four last trips in February and March
  • 5043 Earl Of Mount Edgcumbe: Bristol-Plymouth, through the Cotsworlds and the marathon 3-day trip to Edinburgh.
  • Panniers 9600 & L94: day trips around the Leicestershire coalfield, to Melton Mowbray and Corby, and to Stratford and Worcester.
  • Steam Railmotor 93: a Sunday on the Liskeard-Looe branch.

YouTube clips:

Steam Railmotor beside the East Looe River
5043 at Culross, on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, during the “Castle To Scotland” tour.

Availabe on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.


6024 King Edward I

Feb 12th, The Cathedrals Express
Paddington-Swindon-Bath-Bristol-Newbury-Paddington: Lower Basildon; Cholsey; Baulking; Uffington; Shrivenham; Pewsey
Mar 1st, The St David’s Day Cathedrals Express & Help for Heroes Special
Paddington-Bath-Cardiff-Gloucester-Euston: Sonning cutting; Uffington; Narroways Junction, Bristol; Severn Tunnel Junction; Newport; Wantage Rd (after dark – turn the sound up); Didcot.

Mar 3rd, The Bristolian
Bristol-Bath-Swindon-Paddington and return: Middle Hill Tunnel, Box; Dauntsey; Sonning Cutting; Cholsey.

Mar 17th, The Torbay Limited
Bristol-Westbury-Kingswear-Bridgwater-Bristol: Newton St Loe; Teignmouth; Churston; River Teign estuary; Stoke Cannon.

5043 Earl Of Mount Edgcumbe

Mar 10th, The Shap, Settle and Carlisle
Carnforth-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Crewe-Bescot: Shap Wells; Carlisle; Armathwaite. (with 6201 Princess Elizabeth)

Apr 28th, The Cornishman
Bristol-Plymouth and return: Dainton; Rattery; Hemerdon (2 locations); Dainton; Burlescombe (3 locations).

May 26th-28th, Castle To Scotland
Sat 26th, Tyseley-Crewe-Shap-Beattock-Edinburgh: Greenholm; Shap Wells; Beattock bank (3 locations); Auchengray (3 locations).
Sun 27th, Linlithgow-Dalmeny-Dunfermline-Alloa-Stirling-Dalmeny-Inverkeithing: Linlithgow Bridge viaduct; Queensferry; Culross; North Queensferry.
Mon 28th, Edinburgh-Beattock-Shap-Crewe-Tyseley: North Queensferry; Lamington; Kirtlebridge.

Oct 20th, The Cotswold Explorer
Tyseley-Kemble-Oxford-Evesham-Tyseley: Standish Junction; Sapperton; Lyneham; Broad Campden.

Panniers 9600 & L94

Apr 14th, The East Midland Rambler
Tyseley-Bescot-Lichfield-Coalville-Hinckley-Tyseley: Fradley; Castle Gresley; Bardon Hill; Burbage Common, Hinkley; Whitacre Junction.

Aug 27th, Bank Holiday Panniers
Tyseley-Melton Mowbray-Corby & return: Daw Mill; Welland Viaduct, Harringworth.

Nov 3rd, The Pannier Rambler
Tyseley Warwick Rd-Stratford-Worcester-Tyseley: Bearley Junction (2 locations); Danzey Green; Tanworth In Arden (2 locations); Blakedown; Droitwich Spa; Worcester Shrub Hill.

Railmotor 93

Nov 11th, The Looe Branch Shuttles
Liskeard-Looe (4 return trips): Liskeard; Sandplace; Terras Crossing and East Looe River estuary.



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