The Wandering “Pieman” Railtour, Sat Nov 6th 2010

6 mainly local phots from a tour that took in the KX incline, Camden Rd, WCML, Woburn Sands, Bedford, Kettering and Corby en route to Melton Mowbray. The return was via Nottingham, Lincoln,Sleaford, Spalding and ECML.

Finsbury Park

06111067024ar.jpg 67024 arrives at Finsbury Park around 8am, the last pick up

Camden Jn

06111067024br.jpg A rare view of the Northern entrance of  the “rat hole” , the long closed “Up Empty Carriage line” tunnel. Alongside the “rat hole” is the still open, for diversions, DC connection from South Hampstead tunnel to Camden Road.

Leighton South

06111067024cr.jpg An almost rural, wooded view approaching Leighton station on the DS.

Bletchley

06111067024dr.jpg 67024 swings onto the “Down Cambridge” via the surviving crossovers under the flyover

06111067024er.jpg All quiet at the stone terminal as 67024 swings onto the branch

Melton Mowbray

06111067024fr.jpg 67024 and 13 coach consist reversed into the up good loop during the 3 hour fester in Melton.  

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