The weather was horrible, totally unsuitable for photography, with mist, dullness, mizzle and not at all very warm. I stood for an age perched precariously on a wall in Chester-le-Street to capture the Wansbeck crossing the viaduct, and it arrived 30 mins late. By that time I had just about lost the feeling in my fingers, but managed to press the shutter. Having got the excuses out of the way, here are a couple of shots.
K1 2-6-0 62005 heads the train
B1 4-6-0 61264 brings up the rear
And so to Hexham to catch the Hadrian. The light was very slightly better and the train arrived a bit early, which meant that it was stopped in Hexham station to allow a local passenger service to get through. Unfortunately this meant that power was cut off before the station so my vision of a dramatic exhaust filled sky shot evaporated with the steam. However...
(Zuiko 50mm f1.8)
Royal Scot class 4-6-0 46115 Scots Guardsman
I enjoyed watching this powerful loco accelerate its heavy train away from the platform, sure footed without a trace of wheelspin, from the viewpoint of the footbridge.
Sony NEX 6 Pentax 28mm K f3.5 and Zuiko 50mm f1.8