As intended - 35028 to Sherborne

Author/Source: 

John Masterson

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At last, one of the Christmas trains going to the carol services at Sherborne Abbey had the originally rostered locomotive on Thursday 20th December! Running some 38 minutes late at Basingstoke, 8P "Merchant Navy" class 35028 "Clan Line" was only 31 minutes late when it shot under the bridge at Andover, having covered the 11.5 miles from Overton in 8.75 minutes. With an hour or so allocated for water at Salisbury it left the Cathedral City just 1.25 minutes late and was then checked at Wilton Junction to let an up service train off the single line section to Tisbury and would then arrive at Sherborne 4 minutes late. (All times as per Realtime Trains, with thanks).

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