Still Substituting!

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Charles Warwick

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Ian Riley's Black 5 44871 has certainly profited from the absence of 61306 "Mayflower" and had one of the busiest December programmes of any locomotive. On Monday 17th December 2018 the locomotive, having arrived on the Mid-Hants railway on a train from Ashford in Kent on the Friday, headed yet another train to Sherborne and Yeovil Junction for the carol service at Sherborne Abbey. Here we see it arriving at Medstead & Four Marks station with the road set for a run through although it did stop for a while after taking the token. We then see it at East Dean passing over the Dean Hill level crossing.

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