Monday, 1 April 2013

Steam Trains

‘The Wansbeck’ special train hauled by K4 61994 The Great Marquess and K1 62005 ran, on Easter Saturday, from Newcastle to Morpeth on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) and then around the old freight lines back to Newcastle, before heading south on the ECML. 

Operating with one loco at each end of the train, reversing was easy, but the sight of a steam loco operating at speed in reverse was a tad unusual.

There is a bit of speed blur here, but I think that adds to the excitement! Heading north on the ECML through Bedlington

Passing Marcheys House crossing

Crossing the Wansbeck

Heading south through Plawsworth. Glorious sunshine, but a strong wind blowing the exhaust over the train.

The Great Marquess running in reverse!

Canon 5DII 24-105L

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