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Marching Crompton II - 23rd March 2019

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Destination Display at Crewe<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Mileage Table<br>[© Jim Sellens 2019]

Route Description<br>[© Paul Stewart with thanks to Martyn Brailsford 2019]

Historical Route Map 1<br>[© Dave Cromarty 2019]

Historical Route Map 2<br>[© Dave Cromarty 2019]

33029 with the ECS for our 'Marching Crompton II' at Crewe.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Our tour in Crewe P6<br>[© Jim Sellens 2019]

Departing Shrewsbury P7<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Departing Shrewsbury<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

A rear view of Shrewsbury Signal Box<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Coleham Depot with Shrewsbury Abbey in the background on the right.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

The original Church Stretton station site and building, just north of the present one.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Tram Inn box (the first one south of Hereford), and former station site.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Pontrilas.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Abergavenny station and sidings (not the loop) looking north.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Newport, Joining the Up Main at Maindee East Jn.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Chepstow Rd underbridge.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Bishton gate box. Llanwern Works East Connection is left.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

The Bishton Flyover - electrification in progress, will the wires really fit under it?<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Heading east through the west portal of the Severn Tunnel.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

The Severn Tunnel east portal.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Ableton Lane Tunnel (Severn Tunnel in the distance).<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

The tour is in Pilning Up Passenger Loop.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Approaching Patchway from the west where the Up and Down lines are on different levels.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

The tour heads south on the recently re-quadrupled Filton Bank.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Dr Day's Jn heading to Feeder Bridge Jn on the bidirectional Up/Down Bristol Loop.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Feeder Bridge Jn with Dr Day's Jn round to the right and Temple Meads straight ahead.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

East Depot Goods Loop in the rarer direction heading for Bath on the 'Main Down Viaduct' above the River Avon. Right is the separate 'Main River Viaduct' with the Up Main and the Down Main.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

St Annes cutting on the approach to St Annes Park No2 Tunnel<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

St Annes Park No2 Tunnel<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

St Annes Park No3 Tunnel.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Twerton Long tunnel<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Leaving Bath Down P1 in the Up direction; a train from London is in Up P2, some of the participants managed to make a tight connection from this service.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Bath, Sydney Gardens.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

The former Limpley Stoke station which closed to passengers in 1966.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Just south of Bruton at 127m 39ch was the former Somerset & Dorset Railway overbridge.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Heading south from Yeovil Pen Mill the other signal is for the line up to Yeovil Junction.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Has this view ever been shot before? A nice shot of Evershot Tunnel south of Chetnole.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Maiden Newton heading south to Weymouth;the former Bridport/West Bay branch bay was on the left past the buildings.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

At Weymouth.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]

Our Marching Crompton II at Weymouth before departure.<br>[© Geoff Plumb 2019]