Britannia Rules The Rails!

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John Henry/Louise Patterson

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Our 500th clip marks the return to the main lines of BR's first steam locomotive, no. 70000 'Britannia', which was put on the point (to use an American expression) of Saphos Trains 'Welsh Borders Explorer' on the first day of December 2018. We see the train somewhat inexplicably running non-stop through Wellington in Shropshire on the up platform line rather than the through road. As she goes beneath the footbridge it can be seen that she has a somewhat depleted coal load but she would water at Telford Central and perhaps top it up there. We then see her skittling along on the embankment above Shifnal Cricket Club's grounds.

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