Sunday 23 April 2023

Test Valley Scenic Afternoon Tour, 22nd April 2023

"Departing from the wonderful cathedral city of Winchester, we head down the South West Main Line to Eastleigh for an additional pick up. Leaving Eastleigh behind we pass through Southampton to head up to the beautifully scenic Test Valley Line which runs alongside the River Test towards Romsey and Salisbury. After a small manoeuvre after North Junction with assist from our diesel locomotive, we retrace our steps back to Winchester joyously hauled by steam."

34046 Braunton + 47593 Galloway Princess 1Z92 13:16 Winchester - Laverstock - Salisbury, 1Z93 14:44 Salisbury - Winchester

The first two pictures show the Rebuilt Bulleid WC 34046 passing Lockerley, on the way to Salisbury.

47593 is seen crossing the Tytherley Road at Lockerley.

The return train passing Dunbridge.

A close up of the locomotive in motion.

16 minutes later, passing Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

47593 on the rear. Image by Ian Knight.