Posted in Railways on Saturday 29th January 2005 at 1:52pm

With extended jaunts planned for next week, stayed very local today. Out on the 0830 Voyager to Bristol Temple Meads to watch the arrival of 6024 'King Edward I' on 'The Devonian' tour to Plymouth which could be seen steaming away at Barton Hill in the distance. Started out a very pleasant morning, but soon clouded over. This didn't stop the steam enthusiasts however, and there were large crowds in the usual spots at the London end of the station as the tour arrived with 67022 in charge.

67022 arrives with 'The Devonian'
67022 arrives with 'The Devonian'

A little while later 6024 shunted a support coach onto the stock, and after quite a delay passed through on the middle line to join the front of the train. Very impressive crowds at the country end - with a few people wandering down who were travelling and had become caught up in the excitement.

6024 'King Edward I' runs around the stock of 'The Devonian'
6024 'King Edward I' runs around the stock of 'The Devonian'

The tour departed about 12 minutes late by my reckoning, with a fast, noisy and steamy start from platform 4. Waited for 67022 to pass through again towards Barton Hill before heading for the coffee stall and a train home.

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