LMS 4-6-0s on the GBXI tour

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Bob Avery, John Marchant, Harry Lincoln, Nick Dodson

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2018's Great Britain XI tour was, possibly, the most successful one yet, although there were a few worrying moments! Nevertheless, all the routes scheduled were adhered to with the sole exception of the run back from Scotland which was planned to go via the Cumbrian Coast line from Carlisle, being run over the West Coast Main Line to Oxenholme. Locomotive substitutions revolved around Scotland's flagship engine "Union of South Africa", which was sadly unavailable due to a minor fault and then gauging issues. Thus the ever-reliable LMS 4-6-0s of the Jubilee and Black 5 classes stepped in. Here we see "Galatea" southbound at Blackford on 23rd April and then 45212 is glimpsed at Whitchurch and Broome on the 25th before powering into the Avon Valley at Bathampton on the penultimate day, 26th April.

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