Clun's test runs

Author/Source: 

Jack Brown

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Following a somewhat bleak 2018 for ex-Great Western locomotive haulage on the main lines (just the last run of a Pannier tank and a series of very short and slow "Polar Expresses" from Tyseley to Birmingham Moor street) the prospects of some real GWR action were revived during the week of 17-23 February when locomotive no. 7029 (yes, we are aware it was actually built by BR!) "Clun Castle" ran a series of test trains on Tuesday (light engine) and Thursday 21st with a set of 6 coaches from Tyseley to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here we see the first of the latter running tender-first through Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway and then on the line from Bearley Junction to Hatton at Langley Green.

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