|"A Lindum Gale" (Pic - A.Southwell)|
|"5043 at Arley" (Pic - A.Edkins)|
|"5043 In The Nottingham Area" (Pic - J.Freebury)|
|"Over The Trent" (Pic - D.Chandler)|
|"Lincoln In Steam" (Pic - D.Chandler)|
My thanks go to the Tyseley lads for their hospitality, and to the very kind photographers who have sent in images for use in this post: it couldn't be done without you! To see a nice video of 5043 in action, click here or here. This is literally steam paying its way in the modern world, mixing with twenty first century traction. My hat off to preserved railways that can provide all the realism of days gone by but working with an engine that's doing a real job at real speeds to different destinations is a wonderful thing to be involved with. All the best guys and as they say in Looney Tunes, "That's All Folks", Sam...