We saw no 70000 “Britannia” on test in October. Today (a gloomy and intermittently wet one) she was in revenue-earning service – on the “Welsh Borders Explorer”, the circular route from Crewe, via Chester, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton. We’re at Preston Boats, not far out of Shrewsbury, and she’s going well – we could hear the exhaust when the train was leaving Shrewsbury, more than a mile away and out of sight.
Just published to Geoff’s Rail Diaries, photos (a few) and video of yesterday’s trip to the Severn Valley’s autumn gala – starring, among others, 46100 Royal Scot and 70000 Britannia. Visit “The Scot and the Brit” – now!