Daily Archives: July 26, 2010

Update 371. 71000 Duke of Gloucester, on The Midland Tornado climbing the Lickey Incline. 26/07/10

Originally planned for 60163 “Tornado”, which currently has problems with some of the firebox stays, 71000 “Duke of Gloucester” was the replacement loco. The tour started in London, 71000 coming on at Gloucester and hauling the train back to London via Leicester & Bedford. The load was probably too heavy for a single steam loco and the Class 66 diesel at the rear was providing assistance as the train passed by, at quite a speed!

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No sun, but still looked good……