Cornish Riviera Express

I’m just back from 2 weeks in my childhood town of Saltash, Cornwall. One of the reasons for going is the elusive steam train. For years I’ve been trying to get a photo of a steam train on the Brunel Bridge. It’s always either been cancelled and the weekend after I’ve been down, but this time I was lucky. Not only was it on time, but it was lovely sunny weather too! I set up two cameras, one on the tripod with a fixed view and another hand held so I could get a variety of shots. When the train was on view, I put the tripod camera on continuous shooting so I could leave it whilst I concentrated on the other camera. The train was running to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Great Western Railway. The engines running were 5029 Nunney Castle and 6024 King Edward 1st. I have some photos of the return journey too, but that’s for another day.

Coming out of Saltash Station

Coming out of Saltash Station


Crossing the Coombe Viaduct

Crossing the Coombe Viaduct

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