In the last seven days 30777 ‘Sir Lamiel’ has travelled from Southall to Waterloo to Yeovil Junction (via Sherborne) to Waterloo to Southall to York to Edinburgh to York to Keighley which makes 951 miles on the main line, plus three on the branch up to Haworth.
I don’t have any figures for coal or water consumption, but I do know that the support crews between them got through a lot of tea bags and several gallons of milk.
30777 is part of the National Collection and part of our custody philosophy is to make her available for public viewing. Well I think that we can safely say that with such a huge main line mileage in seven days she has been accessible to a lot of people who went out in the cold to wait and watch her go past and even more people will have seen her unexpectedly. Not forgetting the people who make these trips possible – the ones who book and buy tickets and travel on main line steam charters. Without ticket sales none of these trips would happen, so thanks for buying tickets – keep up the good work!
By Info | Tuesday, December 23, 2008 | Tags : 30777