35028 awaiting departure.for Bristol
[This train came back through Swindon 135 minutes late because of loco preparation issues earlier.]
 Taken from the eastern end of platform 4 is of 46100 about to pass through platform 4.
 46100 passing through Swindonon the centre road on its return journey. with a SAPHOS TRAIN special to Kiddermnster.
Kind regards to you and Valerie,
These comments are from my good friend - Colin Pidgeon. His help is very much appreciated. Thank you, Colin.
The original delay was due to cows on the line which had been hit by A Cross Country voyager which in turn blocked the route for the water stop at Hinksey Yard.
46100 had been held North of Oxford station while this was being cleared up.
A decision was made for an emergency stop for water behind 35028 Clan Line which was also taking water in the loop between Wantage Road & Challow.
[Hence the comment I heard yesterday on platform 4 of Swindon station that BOTH STEAM SPECIALS were one behind the other in that loop.].
On its return, 46100 was through Swindon right time at 16.29 but arrived at Kidderminster at 21.36 instead of 21.23.
N.B. 35028 returning
I saw a pair of white headlamps and heard 35028 go through about 135 minutes late due to a loco preparation delay at Bristol.
Has anyone any more details of those steam specials, please?
Well done to all,
Kind regards and keep safe,
Here Is some additional information,from Lawrence Walters who reports.
I trust that you will find of interest. Ken