It's that time of year!
The day before (Saturday) another main line steam excursion, over some of the lines we were about to run on, left a series of lineside fires. So, Network Rail imposed a blanket ban on steam locos working hard. Meaning there has to a diesel loco in front, doing all the work.
Thus for The Torbay Express, Gresley A4 class Pacific 60009 "Union of South Africa" was there in body, though not spirit!
Seen here entering Bath Spa station.
Photographed by Adrian Brodie, July 28, 2019.
Added to the photo archive by Adrian Brodie, July 30, 2019.
Railroad: Network Rail (UK).
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