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The Nigel Dobbing Memorial Train 17th March 2019

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  1. Groks212

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    Looks like it was held for a service train to go first. Currently 6 minutes late approaching Nottingham.

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    I suspect the bit of good fortune was getting through Bentham and over the section by the Ribble bridge OK. It was the last train on the Little North Western for nearly 24 hours. If it had been scheduled a couple of hours later it would not have made it, at least not that way. There were several flood warnings along the line. A few miles away there's a video of some quite bad flooding on the road by Horton church further up the valley.
     
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    35018 powering away from Ely West Junction, with a lovely headboard to boot. So glad this went ahead after the ECS difficulties yesterday, feels like the industry came together so BIL would make it to Lynn. A really fitting tribute to Nigel. DSC_8143 (2).JPG
     
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    Yes, the Skegness service train was let out of Grantham ahead of it.

    2018-03-17 35018 Grantham_0599.jpg
     
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    early arrival passing Peterborough platform 7 this morning
     

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    Racing through East Midlands Parkway 10 down earlier.
     
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    Have been out chasing this. Got lucky with the sun at all three locations. Will upload when I get home.
     
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    Going nicely through Bainton, slightly early. Sounded very smooth, well turned out. Let's have more Merchant Navies!
     
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    Whistling through Whittlesea:

     
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    Denied a much wanted sunset shot at Queen Adelaide, but at least the showers and hail had passed over! 35018 on the approach to Ely and the rest of her journey under the wires to Lynn. Congrats to WCRC for running this in memory of a great railwayman. As others have said, they may get some deserved stick, but credit to them for sending BIL the furthest away from home she's been since restoration without a diesel. I'm sure Nigel's family will appreciate such a send off. DSC_8192 (2).JPG
     
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    A couple of shots at Kegworth and Melton Mowbray IMG_6242 35018 Kegworth i pad 17 03 2019.jpg IMG_6258 35018 Melton Mowbray i pad 17 03 2019.jpg [ATTACH=full
     
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    Going well at Uffington near Stamford

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    Almost where the old Stamford - Wansford branch crossed this line.
     
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    Elton & Orston, Frisby on the Wreake, and Wyfordby.

     
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    They were impressive so I took the shot more wide angle than I had intended so I could include the tops of the clouds.
     
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