Monday, 18 December 2017

Two For The Price Of One

According to the weather models our cold spell of weather should be coming to an end today with a milder spell taking over and leading us up to Christmas.
It was a cold start to Monday morning with the overnight temperature once again falling below zero. However, despite a few frosty nights and bitterly cold days I don't think it's been anything too unusual for December.
Temperature Records for 17 November - 17 December 2017
There's often one Saturday in December when two steam train charters head to York and last Saturday that turned out to be the case again this year. On a cold but sunny Saturday morning we set off to see what we could manage to photograph.
GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 no 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe with The Christmas White Rose
First came 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe with a charter train from Tyseley Warwick Road to York. It was running about 15 minutes early at Colton Junction where our photographs and video were taken so it was just as well we'd arrived in good time. It meant we had around an hour to wait until the York Yuletide Express was due.
LMS Royal Scot Class 7P 4-6-0 no 46100 Royal Scot with The York Yuletide Express
Now we're waiting for the milder weather to arrive. We'll have to make a trip to the allotment to pick some fresh vegetables and test our sprouts.


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