If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

3ABescot's Recent Activity

  1. 3ABescot liked Spike's post in the thread Vintage Trains 2024.

    The Earl going very well at Elford with the Derby starting Shakespeare Express. [ATTACH]

    IMG_6700.jpg May 26, 2024 at 2:49 PM
  2. 3ABescot liked Michael Whitehouse's post in the thread Vintage Trains 2024.

    Pullman dining fully booked on both trips so bullseye

    May 26, 2024 at 12:21 PM
  3. 3ABescot liked ficksberglion's post in the thread Vintage Trains 2024.

    The extended Shakespeare Express leaves Burton upon Trent with a healthy complement of punters, especially in the dining section. Hopefully this will be another worthwhile experiment by VT. [ATTACH]

    5043 270524 1 lr.jpg May 26, 2024 at 12:21 PM
  4. 3ABescot liked Tommy Williams's post in the thread GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam 25th-27th May 2024.

    I think this may be the busiest gala I’ve seen, the 10:46 with 6880 from CRC was standing room only with well over 10 in most corridors. Sardines!

    May 26, 2024 at 7:12 AM
  5. 3ABescot liked Harbury's post in the thread GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam 25th-27th May 2024.

    [ATTACH]

    IMG_7994 6880 Didbrook A i pad  25 05 2024.jpg May 26, 2024 at 7:11 AM
  6. 3ABescot liked 6026 King John's post in the thread GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam 25th-27th May 2024.

    Well the sceptics among us were proved wrong, I'm happy to say that 6880 made it! It was worth the wait - she looks fabulous and seemed to be managing her duties well. What an achievement by the Betton Grange Society! You should be rightly...

    P1020755.JPG P1020771.JPG P1020748.JPG P1020763.JPG P1020768.JPG P1020780.JPG P1020783.JPG May 26, 2024 at 7:09 AM
  7. 3ABescot liked Shep Woolley's post in the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024.

    [ATTACH] Off to find the Belle, Black 5 No. 44871 works north away from Ribblehead Station and on to Carlisle with Mick Rawling driving, Fraser Birrell firing.

    Northern Belle 44871 2 NP.jpg May 25, 2024 at 9:10 PM
  8. 3ABescot liked mdewell's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Regardless of whether I agree (I usually do) or disagree with your posts they are always interesting, so its good to have you back. Here's hoping for your continued good health.

    May 25, 2024 at 2:37 PM
  9. 3ABescot liked Johnb's post in the thread Jacobite 2024.

    West Coast have operated the service safely for over 30 years and cannot be faulted in that respect. The regular loco crews know the line and it’s operational difficulties well, the regular morning train guard, Florence is a legend with one of...

    May 24, 2024 at 9:08 PM
  10. 3ABescot replied to the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024.

    It is worth posting, most unusual and the flats cover less of the subject than a near side platform edge!

    May 24, 2024 at 9:07 PM
  11. 3ABescot liked free2grice's post in the thread GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam 25th-27th May 2024.

    For those that prefer not to use Facebook. <BJ> ''We are all set to go here at Toddington for an intense weekend of steam! 6880 has been out on full line loaded test runs today, goods train assembled, and with everything on shed ready to go, our...

    May 24, 2024 at 9:02 PM
  12. 3ABescot liked jsm8b's post in the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024.

    -------- try again ! 70000 seems to be well on it's way back to Crewe 28 mins early at Searchlight Lane so hopefully today's run will be deemed a success. Earlier in dull and wet conditions :- passing the Kronospan plant at Chirk and after the...

    _24Z2057 70000 Chirk bw 220524.jpg _24Z2070 70000 Wellington bw 220524.jpg May 24, 2024 at 5:56 PM
  13. 3ABescot replied to the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024.

    At least they weren’t loaded!

    May 24, 2024 at 5:56 PM
  14. 3ABescot liked MellishR's post in the thread LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024.

    Here she is, seen over a freight passing under Headstone Lane bridge.[ATTACH] Edit: That is about the best frame from a video, which doesn't say much for the rest, but it should at least qualify as "interesting". Not exactly bowled.

    Headstone Lane.jpg May 24, 2024 at 5:55 PM
  15. 3ABescot liked Ben Jenden's post in the thread GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam 25th-27th May 2024.

    Ran yesterday on a loaded run

    May 24, 2024 at 2:29 PM