Saturday, 25 April 2009

The Earl Graces Nuneaton...

Today I left home around 7:30am this morning, on my bike, for Nuneaton, Horsten Grange to be precise. I was heading out to see Tyseley-based Castle Class 4-6-0 No5043 "Earl of Mount Edgcumbe". The Castle was hauling a railtour from Tyseley to York via Nuneaton & Leicester, and return. The Earl came into view on time at around 8:45am. She was storming up, out of Nuneaton towards Horsten Grange with a loud bark from the chimney. The video I took (below) was taken from the occupation bridge (accesible by a footpath) at Horsten Grange. The bridge seen in the video carries the Crow Hill to Horsten main road. "The Earl" sounded in fine form and was well on her way to her next pick-up & her first water stop at Leicester. Tyseley have done a fabulous job on this engine and she looks fantastic. Can't wait to see her again...

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