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Main Line Album, 2003

Programme number: MLA2003
Running time: 85 minutes approx.
Available on Steam Age Pictures Volume 6

Featuring Flying Scotsman, Nunney Castle, the last main-line Pannier Tank, Tangmere and that amazing Standard Class 5, no 73096.


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Nunney Castle, Langstone Rock GWR Castle class 4-6-0, 5029 Nunney Castle in perfect weather (for a change) with the "Exe-Tawe" tour from Newton Abbott to Swansea
4965, Droitwich Spa GWR Hall class 4-6-0, 4965 Rood Ashton Hall, with a Vintage Trains excursion from Birmingham to Worcester and Stratford.
GWR Pannier 9600, Milverton viaduct GWR 0-6-0 pannier tank no 9600 on its last main-line trip (before fitting of TPWS became mandatory) from Birmingham to Stratford and Leamington Spa.
6233, Lea Marston LMS Princess Coronation class 4-6-2, 6233 Duchess of Sutherland, with the VSOE Northern Belle Pullmans.
6201 near Althorpe LMS Princess Royal class 4-6-2, 6201 Princess Elizabeth, with a Friday evening train from Euston to Liverpool.
4472 near Abbotts Anne LNER A3 class 4-6-2, 4472 Flying Scotsman with the VSOE Pullman trains to Worcester and Bath.
60009, West Grimstead LNER A4 class 4-6-2, 60009 Union of South Africa with The Chandlers Ford Phoenix and a Cathedrals Express to Worcester.
Tangmere near Radley SR Battle of Britain class 4-6-2, 34067 Tangmere with the Excalibur Express from Derby to London, The Atlantic Coast Express from London to Exeter and Oakhampton, The Royal Wessex from Wareham to Waterloo, and a Christmas special from London to Salisbury and Southampton.
Taw Valley at Bournemouth SR West Country class 4-6-2, 34027 Taw Valley (running as 34045 Ottery St Mary) with VSOE Pullman excursions to Worcester and Bournemouth.
Bodmin approaches Bath  SR West Country class 4-6-2, 34016 Bodmin with a Cathedrals Express train to Bath and Bristol.
76079, Pill BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0, 76079 with two tours in the West Country: The Mendip Branch Explorer and The Avon Branch Explorer.
73096 ready to leave Brockenhurst BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0, 73096 with various Daylight Limited and Cathedrals Express trains… Definitely the most consistently impressive and reliable performer of 2003.

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