Ken at Kemble
so, here are my photos:-
 folk on platform 2 - the Swindon, London bound platform. Altogether I estimated that there were 100+ people on platforms 1 and 2 and the station footbridge.
, and  various shots of 60103 approaching Kemble station - one shot shows it whistling.
 The support coach - according to the lettering it was for 60009 and 61994 - so was it borrowed or has it been sold?
Kind regards to you and Valerie,
Ken and Tricia
Exeter Flood Relief channel
Well, love it or loathe it, most Cornish folk cant have missed the arrival of the G7 delegates in the Duchy! From cavalcades to road closures to the Royal Train, the week has been anything but dull!
I was astounded to come across five aircraft land near Carlyon Bay bridge the other evening on the way home from work. Two US air force Sikorsky helicopters and three awesome Ospreys. It was a practice run for the G7 banquet. Due to poor weather, I think the poor weather put paid to the live event sadly.
Then on the 11th, there was a G7 banquet at Eden attended by three generations of Royals, all on the same train. The Queen, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge all arrived by train at St Austell. The ten coach train was magnificent, despite the poor weather, hauled by immaculate 67005/006. St Blazey Driver Mark Bartlett was up front through the Duchy, and I got a chance to speak to him at Burngullow where the train recessed. Myself and other colleagues were dotted along the line.
Also included is a remarkable (for 2021) line up in Penzance station on the 9th. Five generations of trains occupy the station area, 57306 on the rear of the down midnight, ready to draw the stock out to Long Rock, and on the far left Colas Rail 37421 with the Network Rail test train. Voyager, HST and Hitachi trains also await their next duty.
Phew, going to get my breath back now...
Around Exeter 7