87002 on tour, 100910

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10091087002a.jpg  87002 makes her booked stop at Leighton around 0635 with 1Z87 Watford Jn-Edinburgh tour, her last booked stop at “top shack” was 1W95 down “Cobbler” back on 120505.

10091087002br.jpg After a good run North with wild weather over Shap our Edinburgh destination is reached around 1250  

10091087002cr.jpg Viewed from the old Forth Ferry ramp at North Queensferry, a vessel heads for Grangemouth, a unit is lost in the magnificence of the Forth Bridge     

10091087002dr.jpg 87002 returns the 13 coach Mk II/III consist South at Edinburgh Waverly

10091087002er.jpg Perhaps the highlight of the run was the storming run through the sunlit Southern Uplands, 87002 is viewed at Beattock Summit at speed

10091087002fr.jpg Taking a break at Carlisle before a memorable storm through Penrith and a classic descent from Shap

10091087002gr.jpg Clear road from Leighton, 87002 is about to leave Leighton in style

A brilliant day., a fully booked tour enjoyed by all, a big thanks to Cargo D /Rail Blue Charters too….. Next Cargo D trip off Leighton is October 30th..

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