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    Smile And now... it's: Part 6 - Berwick-upon-Tweed (50 p.)


    For videos see:

    Itinerary for April 17 (part 1)

    Holyhead arr 0:20
    Holyhead dep 1:50 (VT "Voyager")
    Birmingham arr 5:12
    Birmingham dep 6:00 (VT "Voyager" -> Edinburgh)
    York arr 8:23
    York dep 8:33 (Great North Eastern GNER 91 -> Edinburgh)
    Berwick-on-Tweed arr 10:22

    Berwick-on-Tweed dep 16:45 (GNER 91)

    A few last morning impressions from Birmingham New Street:


    Class 323

    Waiting for the Voyager to Edinburgh

    Nice York station:

    After arrival at Berwick-upon-Tweed of course I immediately went to the Royal Border Bridge across River Tweed, 659 metres long, built 1847-50. The photos were taken from the second and newest of three bridges next to each other, the Royal Tweed Bridge.

    GNER class 91 to Glasgow

    A southbound Virgin Voyager

    View towards the sea and Old Bridge, to the left in the background you can spot Lindisfarne island

    A freight train with EWS 66059

    And a GNER HST Aberdeen - London

    Now I walked along the shore, here the Old Bridge from 1634

    The fortified town Berwick changed ownership more than a dozen times between England and Scotland in medieval times. Today it's the northernmost town of England, although it kept a special status for a long time, even up to the late 19th century it was especially mentioned in state treaties.

    More clouds came up, but with them great moods and this GNER 91 to Edinburgh

    Additionally I had a lot of luck again... with this 91 from Glasgow

    A colleague photographer - but probably not looking for railways

    Another Voyager

    And again

    The church of Spittal

    OK, this time the Voyager was inserted virtually

    The promenade at Spittal beach, including HST on the hill ridge

    Along the coast path

    Two DRS 37s with measuring train - no sun, but looks good in b/w

    Again Lindisfarne on the horizon, the causeway to the island can only be used during low tide

    A Midland Mainline HST, town and bridges in the background (91 on the bridge virtual again... )

    A Voyager approaches

    The trailer van of an InterCity 225 with class 91

    GNER HST from Aberdeen

    View at Spittal and a Voyager on the bridge

    Another southbound Voyager

    A HST to Aberdeen

    Und finally a Voyager and class 91 in the sky, back at the town


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    What an excellent series of photos! You certainly know how to set up a shot. You have a very nice composition and balance to your photographs too. Thank you for sharing your pics with us!
    Don't ask me, I just work here.

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    Apr 2007
    The swamps of Missouri


    You had a good day with the nice clouds. That bridge was made for taking
    train photos.Nice collection.
    UP Detector Milepost 139.1

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    Jul 2004
    Edmonds Washington


    OK Roni - you're making me salivate! All of the series that you've posted are just outstanding. Great 'eye'! Keep 'em coming.

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    Thanks, guys!

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    Wow... I've been checkin' out each one of your series so far and the comments I made in the first could be said about all the sets to far. Excellent consistency through out all of your posts. Quality photos each time. Your setting the bar high for the rest of us

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