Hi,

We continue on Sunday, December 7 2008, a maintenance gang at Horsted Keynes


All clear towards Kingscote





GWR Dukedog 9017 "Earl of Berkeley" was steaming along in the winter sun





























You can recognize modern times from the photographing position...








Golden Arrow


The young ones have to work hard

















BR 4MT 80151 arrived with the train I was about to take to Kingscote








As mentioned in the last part there was one coach for regular passengers - and with another purpose: Santa could hide here from the kids! ;D
Japanese tourists were entertained as well...








Shortly after my arrival at Kingscote the other train departed


My Standard 4 reversing


Shadow play


Now it was time for the Golden Arrow, the timetable of which I had asked before from the driver. I found a spot on a meadow with public footpath, at that time you could take your jacket off in the sun while there still was hoarfrost in the shade








The Standard 4 started with a steam spectacle














Exchange of the token


Dukedog reversing








The 7F was approaching in the distance








Golden Arrow on the return trip


Caught!


The 7F was about to take me back to Horsted Keynes. Well, actually I had planned for two Bluebell parts, but it looks like there are going to be three!