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photoblog image The Shakesperian Express 1/4

The Shakesperian Express 1/4

In early September we took a return journey on the steam hauled Shakespearian Express from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Birmingham and back. This train runs on the national network and here you can see the locomotive, No.4965 Rood Ashton Hall being watered at Stratford as a modern Class 165 diesel train from Birmingham arrives.

 

The Shakesperian Express 1/4

In early September we took a return journey on the steam hauled Shakespearian Express from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Birmingham and back. This train runs on the national network and here you can see the locomotive, No.4965 Rood Ashton Hall being watered at Stratford as a modern Class 165 diesel train from Birmingham arrives.

 

comments (14)

Interesting to see the two side by side! Love the sky!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Elizabeth, but I know which one is the most picturesque, I bet Frank does as well.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Jan 2014, 02:47
Nice.

I presume the Whistleman toots Shakespearian Sonnets at Express pace?
Brian Walbey: Lol. SA bit better than a diesel whistle, but not as good as a steam whistle.
love this exposure. very nice juxtaposition
Brian Walbey: Thamks Ayu
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 2 Jan 2014, 06:36
They are admiring the newer machine as it passes.
Brian Walbey: Indeed but I know which one looks the most attractive.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jan 2014, 06:45
A lovely shot Brian but how times change eh!
Brian Walbey: Indeed they do Chris, I know which is the better of the two, and I'm not even a GWR man.
I love old trains
Brian Walbey: As do I and a lot of the other older gents on SC.Chantal.
The modern diesel is a fine looking train, Brian, but the Great Western steam, to me, evokes more romantic times.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Beverly, and we had a wonderful run to Birmingham and back behind that lovely steam engine.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 2 Jan 2014, 15:59
You're a clever old fellow Brian.
Brian Walbey: Well thanks Richard, I'm glad somebody thinks so smile
Lovely capture with this old/new contrast Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, and guess which one I like the best.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Jan 2014, 21:31
You can't resist, Brian!!
Brian Walbey: Certainly couldn't resist that train ride Lisl, the steam engine ran at 75mph.for part of the journey, it's a long time since we'd been on a steam hauled train at that speed.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jan 2014, 21:52
Its a good job they had the foresight to put the hose under the rails. I bet it took some filling, though, with a hose that size smile What fine paintwork on the Hall.
Brian Walbey: Well this train runs twice every Sunday from June to September, and has been for many years, so I guess the hosepipe is a permanent feature where it is. A touch of Topaz has lifted the paintwork a bit.
Nice comparison of the old and the new!
Brian Walbey: And I know which I like best Tom, and it isn't the diesel!
here is a picture of old meets new..classic meets...national rail...nice one Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much, I know which I like best, and it isn't the diesel!
where the old meets the new... great shot Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, I know which I like best, and it isn't the diesel!

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