What a display of speed and power today, from A4 No. 60009 'Union of South Africa', as she hauls the Swanage Belle railtour. What looks like 60009's last ever run on the Southwestern region, the locomotive showed what she can really do, with a clear signal and a heavy train, so sit back, turn the volume up and enjoy this shot selection from the day. Starting at Eastleigh, 60009 speeds through the station and whistles past the old Southern locomotive works. Moving onto the hard work of the day, 60009 climbs the 1in78 gradient at Creech Bottom, with no assistance from the class 47 on the rear. For the return leg we catch up with No.9 firstly accelerating hard at Test Lane, and then the final display for the day at Andover, where the locomotive roars through the station in the mid 70's as she heads back to London. The tour promoter was The Railway Touring Company The tour operator was West Coast Railways The locomotives Facebook page is at No 60009, Union of South Africa Best viewed in maximum quality 📽 ... See more
There are hundreds of preserved railways in the UK and we’ll be taking you to some of the local ones. This is the Severn Valley Railway which you can get to by local trains from the convention.
Don’t forget to try a good cup of English tea when you visit...
The Severn Valley is a great day trip out and will be a tour at our convention.
A taste of some of the London rail terminals - earlier today: London Kings Cross, London Paddington and London Waterloo.
This National Trust site in Birmingham is well worth a visit to see how folk lived in the 19th Century in houses around a common courtyard. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birmingham-back-to-backs
The National Trust's Birmingham Back to Backs, West Midlands, is the last surviving court of back-to-back houses in Birmingham.
This should be running both Sundays on the convention so factor it into your plans. http://vintagetrains.co.uk/the-shakespeare-express
The Shakespeare Express makes two round trips each day calling at the following stations: Birmingham Snow Hill Birmingham Moor Street Tyseley Stratford-upon-Avon
High Speed Rail is a big topic in the UK at the moment and a lot of construction will be going on in Birmingham when the convention is on. http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/07/10-new-railroad-proving-ground-to-open-in-england?utm_source=Yesmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News0_TIN_190712_000000 ... See more
New railroad proving ground to open in England
Come see and hear a great modeller Gordon Gravett in 2022.
We’re looking forward to meeting and chatting to you all next month in Salt Lake City. Atlantic Director Mike Arnold and 2022 team members will have brochures and be pleased to talk about what we will have to offer. Come by and say Hi ! ... See more
The official page for the National Model Railroad Association 2019 Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah