Off to the station to buy tickets for a very early journey on Monday as I have been invited to talk at the British Lung Foundations Breakfast Meet.
Delegate List – Mesothelioma Patron’s Breakfast 8am
British Lung Foundation:
Dr Penny Woods – CEO
Alison Cook – Director of Policy & Communications
Jason Cater – Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Digital
Ian Jarrold – Head of Research
Nathan Bennet – Policy & Public Affairs Officer
Shemina Sayani – Partnerships Manager
Joelle Fitch – Corporate Partnerships Executive
Mavis Nye – Mesothelioma Survivor, Advocate and Author
We have to get up early and travel on the Fast Train hope we keep awake
We arrived at the carpark to a Jaz Band playing The Orient Express was in town.
The engine was the Diamond DieasleEngine built in 2007
The naming of 67 029 as Royal Diamond at Rugeley Trent Valley station on Friday 12 October 2007 commemorated the diamond wedding anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. At this stage, the idea of non-standard nameplates was forgotten, and a nameplate in the usual locomotive position was provided, and this policy was followed again when 67 015 was named David J.Lloyd at Gobowen on 16 May 2008. By July 2008 the other three original W&S-liveried locos had also received names, from of a competition organised among primary schools in Wrexham and Shropshire. Sadly, the Wrexham & Shropshire operation was closed down in April 2011, and the locos and rolling stock have found further use with Chiltern Railways. The locomotives have lost their W&S branding, but retain their silver livery.
At the beginning of 2012, three 67s were painted blue, and at the end of March took over the working of the Cardiff – Holyhead expresses from Class 57/3 locos.
March 2012 saw 67 026 given a silver livery to haul the Royal Train during the Diamond Anniversary of the Queen’s reign.
A lucky little boy was having a tour of the engine but I was enthralled with the Pullman coaches remembering when we travelled on the train as a Christmas present from my Son and DIL. It was a brilliant Sunday and I loved every minute of it.
Louis didn’t like the Tuba but what tickled us was the fact the man in the ticket office didn’t know why it was there he thinks they have started the Oyster and Champaign trips again.
It was a surprise you never know what you will see when you go to town