Posted in Railways on Saturday 23rd April 2005 at 6:28pm


A strangely busy week with a trip to London on Wednesday, and a flying visit to Birmingham yesterday to collect relatives for the upcoming christening. So not too concerned about getting out and about on the rails today. Up and out early for the arrival of 67019 hauling an excursion to the Eden Project.

67019 arrives at Weston
67019 arrives at Weston

Returned home to eat breakfast, read email and laze around for a while before heading up to Bristol. The damp, misty morning hadn't improved at all and there were few cranks out and about today for 5051's visit on a Scouts St. George's Day Charter train from Newbury Racecourse.

5051 'Earl Bathurst' at Bristol Temple Meads
5051 'Earl Bathurst' at Bristol Temple Meads

Watched the arrival - as ever impressive, with a very full train of excited and rowdy Scouts who seemed to be enjoying the trip. Didn't hang around, and took the opportunity of a soon to depart Weston service to leave almost immediately. We passed 5051 and the stock at close quarters approaching Bedminster, much to the delight of some younger passengers on board who noted that the West Coast Railway Co. stock has 'Hogwarts Railways' branding!

Weather much improved by evening, but the late arrival of 67019 on the returning Eden Project train meant there was just too little light for a reasonable shot from Drove Road bridge. Pleasant enough night just to wait and watch.

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