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  1. Sadly, the ill-fated 2015 'Great Britain VIII' tour of the UK by steam was ultimately diesel-hauled for much of it's journey.

    The two views below taken by Roger Geach show the train in the West Country.


    The down train to Penzance behiind 66122 on  28th April at Respryn, Cornwall                 Next day, the up train passes Ivybridge with 66122 piloting 70000 Britannia

  2. Saturday 21st March 2015 was a busy day on the Settle & Carlisle route. Roger Geach travelled up to take the following images.


    46115 'Scots Guardsman' is seen at Carlisle waiting to depart with the 1Z87 14:40 Carlisle-Euston 'Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express'.


    Jubilee 45690 'Leander' is now in black livery and seen passing Kirkby Stephen with 1Z90 06:26 Tyseley-Carlisle 'Cumbrian Jubilee'.



    Diesels were also in evidence this day as 66192 passes Kirkby Stephen with the 05:20 Hunterston-Fiddlers Ferry Power Station.