Vol 12: Main Line Album 2006, Part 2: GWR, LNER & SR Locos

Here are the rest of the green ones! 30777 Sir Lamiel “up North”, 35028 Clan Line’s test run run and first VSOE tour, 850 Lord Nelson leaving Eastleigh, 34067 Tangmere at Littlehampton, 6024 King Edward I on the GWR main line, two Halls on the Lickey and Green Arrow on the East Coast Main Line. (Approx. run time 57 mins)

Sunny Days on the Bluebell Railway

Vol 12 contains a little bonus: I made two visits to the Bluebell during 2006. On both occasions the sun shone all day. Here are the results. (Approx. run time 28 mins)

YouTube clips:
Clan Line test run
Green Arrow farewell

Click here for details of Mainline 2006, Part 1 (LMS & BR Locos)

6024 King Edward I (8:11)
24th June, The Bristolian (Willesden-Newbury-Bristol-Swindon-Willesden): Lower Padworth; Wolfhall Junction.
30th June, The Great Western (Paddington-Swindon-Bath-Bristol and return): Uffington, Cholsey.
5th July, Brunel Bicentenary Special (Paddington-Swindon-Bath-Bristol): Milton, Baulking.
2nd Dec, The Christmas Great Western (Willesden-Swindon-Bath-(Bristol) and return): Moreton Cutting; Baulking. 6024 was unable to haul the return trip following a TPWS problem. She was piloted by a diesel which ran too fast, causing a hot box on 6024’s tender.

4965 Rood Ashton Hall (& 4953 Pitchford Hall) (7:15)
9th Sep, Two Halls To Newport (Barnt Green-Hereford-Newport & return): Colwell Tunnel; Llanvihangel Crucorney (both directions); Lickey Incline.
24th Sep, The Shakespeare Express (Birmingham-Shirley-Stratford & return): Danzy Green; Wood End. This was the last run of The Shakespeare Express for the season, and the only time this year that it returned to Birmingham via Shirley.
1st Oct, The Shakespeare Express (Solihull-Oxford-Didcot and return): Culham; Tackley.

4771 Green Arrow (2:43)
19th Nov, The London Lights Express (York-Doncaster-Peterborough-Kings Cross): Stoke Tunnel; Church End, Woodwalton.  A short video is available on YouTube.

34067 Tangmere (7:32)
18th Mar, The Pines Express (Victoria-Newbury-Taunton-Bishops Lydeard): Somerton.
12th July, VSOE Special (Victoria-Salisbury-Westbury, Westbury-Reading-Slough-Victoria): Pewsey; Sonning Cutting. 34067 later failed at Acton with a recurrence of valve-gear problems.
23rd Sept, The Sussex Belle (Victoria-E Croydon-Hove-Bognor Regis, Littlehampton-Havant-Southampton-Andover-Victoria): Littlehampton; Lockerley; Grateley.
28th Oct, VSOE Special (Victoria-Salisbury-Westbury-Newbury-Victoria): Wylye.

30777 Sir Lamiel (20:35)
29th June, test run (Tysley-Shirley-Stratford-Dorridge-Tysley): Wythall; Bearley Junction.
6th Aug, The Dalesman (York-Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and return): Selside; Mallerstang; Ais Gill.
27th Aug, The Dalesman (York-Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and return): Horton in Ribblesdale; Langwathby; Wharton Dikes.
28th Aug, The Hadrian (York-Darlington-Newcastle-Carlisle and return): Bardon Mill; Skellion, nr Brampton; Durham.
29th-31st Aug, The Scarborough Spa Express (York-Scarborough-York): York; High Scampston; Scarborough; Knapton Mills; Kirkham.

850 Lord Nelson (2:25)
16th Aug (Eastleigh-Salisbury-Taunton-Minehead): 850 left Eastleigh works for running-in on the WSR.

35028 Clan Line (7:03)
6th Nov, test run (Stewarts Lane-Staines-Fleet-Eastleigh-Wimbledon-Stewarts Lane): Egham, Battledown, Steventon, Basingstoke.
21st Dec, VSOE Special (Victoria-Guildford-Redhill-Victoria): Albury Heath.
Click here to see a video sequence, hosted on YouTube.

Aditional material from Adrian & Jackie Pallant.


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