2006 provided an embarrassment of riches. Even after quite severe editing, there was too much material for a single disc. Rather than compromise on image quality, I decided to split it in two, with LMS and BR locos on Part 1 (Volume 11), GWR, LNER and Southern locos on Part 2 (Volume 12). As a bonus, Volume 12 includes a short programme of two sunny days on the Bluebell Railway.
Part 1: All the locos are red or black – apart from 71000 Duke of Gloucester! Highlights include 6233 Duchess of Sutherland in Surrey and Westmoreland, 5690 Leander on the Lickey, BR Standard Class 4 76079 on the Cambrian Coast, and 6201 Princess Elizabeth at Whiteball, Dainton and Rattery in fabulous sunshine!
YouTube clip: 6201 on The Devonian
(Approx. run time 73 mins)
Click here for details of Mainline 2006, Part 2 (GWR, LNER & Southern Locos)
6233 Duchess of Sutherland (9:57)
12th Jan, The Septuagenarian (Victoria-Guildford-Victoria): Albury Heath; Shere; Abinger Hammer.
5th Aug, The Cumbrian Mountain Dalesman (Carnforth-Shap-Appleby-Hellifield): Salterwath; Waitby Common.
5690 Leander (9:37)
4th Mar, Leander 70th Birthday Tour (Tyseley-Walsall-Wellington-Chester & return): Plas Madoc, Llangollen Junction; Rhosrobin, top of Gresford bank; Weston Rhyn.
25th Mar, Excursion (Washwood Heath-Barnt Green-Bristol Chepstow-Cardiff & return): Lickey Incline.
8th Apr, The Midlander (Tyseley-Nuneaton-Harringworth-Kettering-St Albans and return): Harringworth viaduct, both ways.
2nd Sept, Leander Over Shap (Crewe-Shap-Carlisle and return): Great Strickland.
5690 Leander & 48151 (6:11)
31st Mar, empty coaching stock (Tysley – Marylebone): Ardley Tunnel.
1st Apr, Chiltern Centenary Specials (Marylebone-High Wycombe and return): Gerrards Cross; Jordans; Beaconsfield.
48151 Gauge O Guild (2:19)
3rd Sept, The Jacobite Steam Express (Carlisle-Shap-Preston): Carlisle.
45231 Sherwood Forester (2:39)
13th Jul, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Staines-Salisbury-Bath-Bristol and return): Upton Scudamore, Grateley.
45407 Lancashire Fusilier & BR Std 4 76079 (11:27)
12th Apr, The Strong Countryman (Salisbury-Yeovil Jc-Yeovil Pen Mill-Weymouth -Bournemouth-Eastleigh-Salisbury): Tisbury, Wardour; Templecombe; Yeovil Junction; Melbury Bubb; Evershot; Bincombe; Dunbridge; Lockerley.
BR Std Class 4, 76079 (10:10)
30th Jul – 2nd Aug, The Cambrian Coast Express (Aberystwyth-Machynlleth-Barmouth and return (Sunday) & Machynlleth-Porthmadog and return): Glandyfi; Llandecwyn; Barmouth.
31st Aug, The Whitby Endeavour (Whitby-Glaisdale-Whitby): Whitby; Sleights.
71000 Duke of Gloucester (7:46)
9th Jul, The Cathedrals Express (Clapham Jc-Wimbledon-Woking-Salisbury-Exeter and Yeovil Jc-Clapham Jc): Salisbury.
16th Aug, The Sunny South Special (Kensington-Woking-Southampton-Weymouth and return): Eastleigh; Shawford.
2nd Sept, The Dalesman (Hellifield-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle and return): Langwathby Moor, Helm.
25th Nov, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Staines-Newbury-Westbury-Bristol and return): Crofton.
6201 Princess Elizabeth (11:23)
18th Feb, The Midlander (Derby-Bromsgrove-Gloucester, Bristol-Yate-Bromsgrove-Derby): Lea Marston; Stapleton Rd, Bristol.
7th Oct, The Devonian (Taunton-Plymouth-Taunton): Beam Bridge; Whiteball; Dainton; Tigley; Bow Grange; Coombe Fishacre; Woodrow Barton.
Click Here to see a short video, hosted on YouTube, of 6201 at Combe Fishacre and Woodrow Barton (1:40 approx)
Aditional material from Adrian & Jackie Pallant, Rob White, Len Aldridge and Howard Seal