Black 5 to Worcester

Author/Source: 

Ian Walker

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Instead of their own B1, the "Steam Dreams' Excursion" to Worcester from London Victoria via Ascot was headed by Black 5 no 44871 on Thursday 23rd May 2019. We see it making a call at Cheltenham where its arrival was slightly obscured by a Voyager and its departure was to be partially blanked by one of those incredibly long and boring "worms' which have taken the place of real trains; the latter seem to be breading like Japanese knotweed! Happily, on its return we were able to get an impressive departure from a holding stop at Abbotswood Junction. The air temperature was 24 degrees so there was no steam to be seen but plenty of smoke!

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