Filmed at the Bluebell Railway's Branch Line Gala in February 2002.
The weather was typical Febraury: grey, cold and wet one minute, then brilliant
low sunshine the next. Five tank engines and one tender engine ran in various
combinations with a variety of vintage coaches and trucks. The programme
is arranged by engine, and follows each in turn up and down the line. Because
of engineering works (following a landslip, if I remember correctly), trains
were restricted to the "old" line between Sheffield Park and Horstead Keynes.
I suppose I shall have to go back and film the Northern section another
||SE&CR Wainwright class O2 0-6-0 no 65.|
|BR Riddles Standard Class 4 2-6-4T no 80151. Seen by itself and with Terrier no 672 Fenchurch.|
|LBSC Billinton Class E4 0-6-2T "radial", no 473 Birch Grove. Seen by itself and with each of the Terriers.|
|LBSCR Stroudley class A1X 0-6-0T "Terriers", nos 672 Fenchurch and 55 Stepney. Seen together and with Birch Grove. Sadly, my one shot of all three LBSCR tanks together was ruined by torrential rain, and so is not included.|
|LSWR Adams class B4 0-4-0T dock tank no 96 Normandy.|
||Fenchurch and Birch Grove, catching the late afternoon sun.|
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