Postcards - October 2002

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Merseyside From Above

Back in the air at last! Conditions (intermittent showers) were not good for photography but here's a few shots from a brief local flight. From left to right:

The Western Pilgrim
"D1015 Western Champion" was withdrawn from service by British Railways in 1976. Fortunately it has been preserved and recently restored to main line condition, and it provided a superb performance on this special train to Plymouth. Ironically, shortly after it was detached from our train at Bristol on the return journey, it was called upon to rescue a High Speed Train which had failed at Wootton Bassett.

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