As mentioned in the last blog we visited Cornwall for a weeks holiday. Along with chasing the Duchess and visiting Dartmouth, we also took the opportunity to visit Bodmin, Lappa, Swanage and capture Tornado. The day before we went down I also spent much of the afternoon at the West Lancs' Steam Gala with two visiting engines, after seeing Leander on her way north from Preston.
I took the first few weeks of August off, during this time we took the oppourtunity to spend a week camping in Cornwall. On the way down to Cornwall we managed to capture the Duchess on the Royal Duchy at Whiteball, Dainton and Saltash. Click here for footage and stills of the Duchess.
We took a day trip out of Cornwall, back into Devon on the Friday of the week, for a trip to the Darmouth Steam Railway, where two GWR tanks were in action on a very sunny day. Click here for footage and stills.
Once we'd returned back up north a trip to the inlaws was in order, and from her we took a day out to Llanberis. The plan was for a brief walk up the start of the Llanberis path to get a shot of the steam working on the Mountain Railway, but before we new it we where at the halfway cafe up Snowdon, and having reached half way up we decided we may as well climb to the summit. A very rewarding walk, with plenty of footage and stills of the railway. Click here for video and photos from our climb up Snowdon.
This time last year I visited the Conwy Valley and waited at Roman Bridge for a black five that never made it up the steeply graded and bendy line. This year following 'gauging' issues with the 8F scheduled for the service, Royal Scot 46115 Scots Guardsman, stepped in at the last minute and successfully made it all the way to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Click here for my pictures and videos of the Scot on the Conwy Valley and North Wales Coast Lines.
Preserved Railway from Lee Andrew Davies
A website with two purposes, to deliver annual listings of events on Preserved Railways throughout the UK, and to display my collection of photos and videos from preserved railways and main line.