Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Put the kettle on…

70013-20120527BR Class 7MT 4-6-2 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL at Cromford, 27/5/12

By my reckoning it's been 27 years since I last stood by the lineside to photograph a steam railtour on the mainline but Sunday 27th May saw me standing in a field waiting for 'The Peak Forester' to pass on its way to Peak Rail at Matlock.
By the time 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL passed Cromford Meadows just south of Matlock, the tour was running roughly two hours late thanks to a combination of a track machine blocking in the stock used for the charter and a footplate incident which caused injury to some members of the crew. The warm and sunny weather (and a picnic) made the wait a pleasant one though so I can't complain.