Sunday, 23 December 2012

A wet end to a wet year!

Ex-works 60092 pauses at Clapham Junction with the
 Euston-Grove park section of the tour.
As we enter the final weeks of 2012 and begin to wind down towards Christmas there was one railtour which stood out as a 'must see' in December. Pathfinders 'The Thames Angerman' was due to bring a Colas rail 56 to London- a machine very rare in these parts. Partnering the train would be  a class 60- also thin on the ground these days.
The morning dawned wet and the weather was clearly set in for the day. Never the less, it would have been a shame not go head out for this Christmas excursion, especially since the allocated class 60 had been released in a fresh coat of DB Red just days before.
Enthusiasts look on as 56094 puts on a fine performance climbing towards Lee on the Sidcup loop.
60092 arrives into Waterloo with the final portion of the tour which it would lead, that from Angerstein Wharf.
May I wish a Merry Christmas to all who have read this blog over the past year. While I can't promise any trips across the world for 2013 I do have some interesting ideas on the horizon!

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