On August 17th 2006 West Coast Railways ran an inspection saloon from London to Birmingham New Street via the world. 47826 'Springburn' took charge and is seen here passing through Eckington in Worcestershire. I had originally planned to photograph the working a few miles north from Eckington but a thunderstorm was in full swing with hail stones and all, the light held out just long enough at Eckington before the black cloud arrived.
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