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steam train at speed # 72


The Midlander charges away from Northampton towards Roade, wirh 6201 Princess Elizabeth giving it her all. The inviting bridge in the foreground is inside an engineer’s compound and the high road bridge is pretty noisy but it’s a great view of the original line, to the left and the Northampton loop. The return journey is seen at Wolverton which can look like one of those model railways where there’s always something whizzing past. After 3 for the price of 1 it’s a short wait for the Midlander, hammering through on the down ‘slow’, with the tailend 47 adding to the spectacle…and there’s still time for a brief last word from a Pendolino.