Fantastic video (on Facebook) and photo’s from Sam today as 46233 heads past Worle towards her overnight stay at Bishops Lydeard before tomorrows Royal Duchy. We also have all the shot’s from our friends at Railcam just to get us in the mood for Sunday’s treat.

Now for a word of warning! I know many of you are hoping to head out and watch both trains pass in person but, the Duchess of Sutherland is only taking the train from Taunton, not Bristol Temple Meads. That being the case i wouldn’t be surprised if the water stop at Tiverton is missed out and she runs through early. Be prepared just in case times are adjusted once she leaves Taunton. The timings for tours are not set in stone and last minute alterations are not unheard of.

If all runs to plan then 60163 Tornado will pass us on the Torbay Express around 1129 and 1742. Full timings are available via RTT

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/P90294/2016/08/07/advanced

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/P90295/2016/08/07/advanced

46233 Duchess of Sutherland is due at 1154 with the return at 2013

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55014/2016/08/07/advanced

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55015/2016/08/07/advanced

Sams Photo of the Duchess of Sutherland passing Worle today.

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Next we have Railcams photos from their Slough cameras of Duchess of Sutherland making her way to Bishops Lydeard this morning.

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Following a couple of hours later we have Tornado passing the Railcam cameras at Slough on her way to Bristol for tomorrows Torbay Express.

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Now the rest of today on the wall. Hopefully most of you will have enjoyed the timelapse video (on Facebook) of this mornings glorious Sunrise. We are truly spoilt when the skies are clear. Additionally we have photo’s of both GWR green HST’s, or the Flying Cucumbers as i insist on calling them, plenty of HST’s and the Saturday special of the sleeper day set with 57603 providing the power this week. Last but not least a few more DB waves to the San Remo camera.

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