Saturday, 23 November 2013

The Capital Christmas Express, 23rd November 2013

34067 Tangmere leads 1Z92 07:25 Weymouth - Waterloo through Redbridge. The headcode is not in the guide.
A footplate crew member looks through the window on the curve.
47580 County of Essex on the rear of the formation - rather sensible in light of the delay last year.

UPDATE: Tangmere got into difficulties about ¼ mile east of Winchfield on the return trip, with part of connecting rod reported coming apart from crosshead, and some damage to 3rd rail equipment. The train was terminated at Basingstoke some 200 minutes late, and 47580 took the steam locomotive and stock to Acton Lane Yard, for return to Southall.