Sunday 22 July 2018

'Cathedrals Express' to Poole. 21st July 2018

60009 Union of South Africa
47580 County of Essex

1Z24 07:37 Southend - Reading - Basingstoke - Laverstock Loop - Redbridge - Southampton (reverse) - Poole

60009 approaching Romsey.

With a main line ticket expiring in June 2019, and a plan to exhibit the locomotive in a museum, this may be the last time past Romsey in this direction.

A near side view, the speed was not high.

47760 was doing the work, given current drought conditions.

47580 County of Essex on the rear.

A few minutes later at Millbrook. Image by Ian Knight.