Saturday, 22 November 2014

Bittern and the Duchess

I don’t think I have seen two separate steam trains at Rugby since the early 60s and judging by the size of the crowd on Rugby Station and Myson House I wasn’t the only one getting excited. 60019 Bittern arrived first and took on water as her admirers crowed on too platform one & three for better views while 15 minutes later 46233 Duchess of Sutherland arrived to be met by hoots and whistles from Bittern and excited chatter from the many kids present. Unfortunately a freight train blocked everyone's view but luckily as I moved pronto to platform 5 she left and then everyone could enjoy the mean green fighting machine. She was also taking on water from the tanker in the college grounds and once she had the road in her favour she was away – pure bliss.


Duchess of Sutherland

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