Glos - Warks diesel running turns, 290714

An enjoyable day sampling the Glos-Warks diesel turn a few days after their gala.

2907147017r.jpg 7017 being winched onto a lorry at Toddington for her return to the West Somerset

29071426043ar.jpg 26043 prior to departure with the 1110 to Cheltenham at Toddington. The last time I sampled this “teacup” was back on 100977 on the 1740 Edinburgh-Inverness in tandem with 26012. How these runs bring back memories of your misspent youth!

29071426043br.jpg Not what it seems at Cheltenham racecoarse, 26043 failed with a rear bogie problem? a mile outside the racecoarse. After coasting she totally failed on the points at the entrance to the station. 73129 pushed the failure and stock into the station

29071473136r.jpg 73129 on load 7 plus idling 26 was quite loud on the long from Cheltenham, seen here at Winchcombe

29071426043cr.jpg 26043 tailing the train at Winchcombe, you must feel sympathetic towards the volunteer effort that went into restoring this loco. Hopefully the failure was not serious.

29071445149rr.jpg A mighty Sulzer in 45149 on shed at Toodington

29071424081r.jpg To their credit the GWR supplied 24081 for the days final diesel turn seen here running round at the racecourse late afternoon

Enjoy the crowd free diesel running turns all Summer! More gen here

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