Although scheduled to run quite a number of Steam Dreams tours in December, and passing its main line loaded test in November, Thompson LNER class B1 no 61306 has yet to head a train with paying passengers this winter. In the meantime the inevitable LMS Black 5s have substituted for the green loco - or, at least, Ian Riley's 44871 has! Apparently the B1 will not be ready until the New Year and the Black 5 is now scheduled to head the remaining tours in December. Here we see it at Red Post Junction and Salisbury on Tuesday 11th December, the train running to Sherborne for the annual carol service. At least there's no tinsel (yet)!