46100 “Royal Scot”, that is, hauling a crew familiarisation train around the route of the “Welsh Borders Explorer”. No passengers today – and only a handful of others out to record the train’s passing. It was moving along very nicely at Wellington, seven minutes early having left Shrewsbury on time. (Note the young lady on the smartphone, oblivious to the scene unfolding before her – then, a moment later, looking up and realising it was something special…)
On our way to the arboretum, we called in on the Severn Valley Railway, for a last look at Royal Scot, and perhaps Tornado too. It wasn’t an entirely successful trip… This is the best photo; there are three others on “Royal Scot” (I’d never make a salesman, would I?) on Geoff’s Rail Diaries.
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!
A regal visitor to the Severn Valley Railway this weekend – 46100 Royal Scot – one not to be missed. Scots were regular visitors to Shrewsbury in steam days, but I suspect this is first time a Scot has been to the SVR. Also visiting were 70000 Britannia and former resident 46521 – yes, it’s the Autumn Steam Gala. More photos and video will appear on Geoff’s Rail Diaries – but not today…