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With a weather forecast for Sun, rain, wind sleet and snow how could I resist not having a couple of hours at the ELR on Sunday 11h of February. The weather was certainly variable to say the least as you will see from some of the shots in this collection. I would have preferred it if hey had all been in rain, snow or sleet because the low Sun at this time of year makes photographing arriving north facing locos very difficult, and this was the case with the lovely Spamcan 'City of Well's, which forced me to just concentrate on running around shots and the departure instead. Pity it wasn't an hour later, as we were well covered with snow by then, but I still enjoyed my visit, as I haven't been able to make too many this year as yet, and my last one was a slightly unusual one. Andy Booth's new loco 'Douglas 2890' was on Dining Train duty and looking very impressive it was too. Fingers crossed for more crap weather for next weekend's Winter Diesel Gala, which I hope to attend on at least one of the days.


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