Third Time Lucky?

Author/Source: 

Harry Thomas

Editors Notes: 

At the third attempt, no 45596 "Bahamas" made a successful return to the main lines following disappointments for its owners, the Bahamas Locomotive Society, due to a slightly warm bearing on the first light engine and coach run and various problems with the modern TPWS electronic safety systems. On 31st January 2019 the locomotive made both another light run to Stratford-Upon-Avon and back to Tyseley, whence it took to the "Leicester Circle" with a train of coaches plus a class 47 diesel from Tyseley via Nuneaton and Hinckley to Leicester and returned via Loughborough and Burton-on-Trent. We see the light engine at Henley-in-Arden and the test train at Washwood Heath., on a cold dark day that was about to see the country covered in snow.

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