040911 Seems like my first sunny shot in weeks.Not a steam buff but they do look nice....71000 Duke of Gloucester on 09:15 Bristol TM to Kingswear,The Torbay Express, at Barn owl bridge
040911 Whilst waiting for the "other steam" this passed us at Creech. 66184 6W23 12:00 Bristol East Junction - Westbury via Taunton.The cloud soon piled in and we moved up to Brent Knoll
040911 34067 Tangmere + 70000 Britannia working 1Z92 London Waterloo to
Newquay pass Brent Knoll,already 40 down Tangmere would fail at Taunton,glad we moved here as it was fairly cloudy to the south of us.
060911 If you think this is grim light you should have seen what Cornwall was like this morning.70000 Britannia with 47500 on the rear on the 1418 Exeter to Okehampton pass Gunnstone Mills,had to be done no matter the weather.
220911 With the sun coming out Rewe is not the place to be for this so an "arty" one was attempted,66711 heads the early running scrap through Rewe.
080911 after a 0630 start from Plymouth we drove up in driving rain so the lake district was a no no.On crossing the border bits of blu appeared so full speed to get the Tesco express at Crawford.We arrived with half an hour to spare and this was the first shot. Pendolino 390012 at Crawford in some very nice light.Lets hope the sunny spells would occur when the trains appeared
080911 A week in Scotland gets off to a good start with some very lucky sunny breaks. 92037 on 6S51 12:16 Carlisle yard-Mossend cross the Clyde at Crawford.
080911 Running bang on time 70010 heads the 4S41 08:00 Fiddlers Ferry-Hunterston at Crawford.
080911 With a coal train due we left the first location and headed a mile or so south.Just arrived when a Pendolino hove into view.
090911 Back to proper scottish weather.37069 and 37423 cross under the A9 at Mound rock west of Golspie with the 1Z48 Dunrobin Castle-Dundee Northern Belle
090911 First time to see a Fastline engine so thought I'd include it.66434 on 4D47 13:14 Inverness-Mossend pass Moy.
100911 In a hint of weak sunshine.66099 on 6H03 09:22 Inverness-Lairg heads past Edderton (Near Tain) .The Northern equivalent of the Penzance tanks.
140911 55022 being devoured by a Cal Mac ferry at Oban.
140911 After attaching a 47 on the rear 55022 departs Crianlarich,had planned to go further South but we were staying in a patch of sun here.Must have used up all my luck with these deltic shots.
160911 With the train being an hour in Kingussie we picked this spot to see it heading South.57001 heads down Glen Truim near Dalwhinnie with the 1H82 1257 Kingussie to Dundee "Classic" Royal Scotsman tour.Taken by the assistant
270911 Again unusually heading down the WCML 66167 on the 6K05 12:18 Carlisle yard-Crewe Basford Hall pass Woodacre.
280911 66610 on the 6C16 08:07 Crewe-Carlisle yard round the curve at Docker
080911 A very nice surprise! DBS red 92016 on 4S43 06:17 Daventry-Mossend "Tesco Express" cross the Clyde at Crawford
080911 The coal train was obviously in abington loop as it was right behind the Pendolino.At the well known Big T shot 66595 on 6E65 4:33 Ravenstruther-Drax p.s.We wont see the sun for another 6 days!!!!
140911 Could this save the week from being a disaster,with at least a hopeful forecast we headed over to the Oban line and prayed.55022 on The Lochs and Glen Napier 1Z47 Crewe-Oban have just passed Glen Lochy crossing and is lit up in full bling.Was it all worth the effort....you bet.
140911 The sun was in now very short supply however we could see that the western end of Glen Lochy looked hopefull.55022 has passed Dalmally and is now in Glen Lochy with the return 1Z55 Oban-Crewe,full dull/rain 10 seconds later.
160911 The promised clear start was in fact full dull and it was mid day before we saw any sun.57001 on5H82 1110 Boat of Garten-Kingussie ECS,is seen appoaching Kingussie.
160911 I was a few hundred yards down the line from the assistant for this one.57001 heads down Glen Truim near Dalwhinnie with the 1H82 1257 Kingusie to Dundee "Classic" Royal Scotsman tour.This was the only photo in 10 days where we were confident of the sun as we were in a big patch of blue.
160911 I knew 414 was on the working so where to go for it?? 66414 on 4D47 1314 Inverness-Mossend has just crested Drumochter summit (at 1484 feet the highest point on BR).Again plagued by cloud I was so pleased to get this in the bling
210911 Back to the local patch and not a bad working to start with.DBS 66097 passes St Erth with the weekly tanks to Long rock
160911 With a booked stop at Blair atholl to wait for a unit could we beat it to Pitlochry?Well we just made it to capture 66414 leaving the town.We will be back next year to try again in this fantastic part of the world.After seeing Neil Gibsons shots I had to have a go and despite the weather I am really pleased with what we got.