70013 Oliver Cromwell on the Christmas Cheshireman
Olly - better late…
© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2017
Geoff’s Rail Diaries
25 November 2017
There’s been a steam special up the Marches line in late November for several years - this year it’s a “Christmas Cheshireman” from Bristol, heading for the Chester Christmas markets, and steam-hauled all the way by 70013 Oliver Cromwell. Can we rely on the weather? Today’s forecast wasn’t perfect (after yesterday’s wall-to-wall
sunshine) - yes, the sun will shine, but yes, there’ll be some wintry showers. Happily, and accidentally, it all fell into place. On time arriving at Hereford, for a scheduled water stop, itwas 28 minutes late leaving. If it had been on time, there would have been some heavy cloud overhead. Running twenty-five minutes late, it hurried past in glorious sunshine, working hard and making a wonderful sight and sound.
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