Sunday, July 11, 2010

2010 - 17 Great Marquess 61994

Our visit to Perth MRS was meant to be the highlight of the day, how wrong we were...!

The Great Marquess

We stopped at Pitlochry for some hot food, a fish & chip supper, this we followed by a brief circular walk that took us along the river bank, passing the theatre and over the hydro dam, and then back toward the town via the railway station.

We had no idea of what was due, but our short walk offered a surprise we greatly appreciated. Arriving at the station we were greeted by the HST 43 277 to Inverness, this was sat waiting for the local commuter train prior to departure on the single track to Aviemore.

The Great Marquees 61994

I got chatting to another spectator with a camera, it was at this point he mentioned the steam train arriving at 19:10 Southbound from Aviemore. Further questions revealed it to be 61994 on an excursion to the Strath Spey Railway for the day, with Pitlochry serving as a watering hole on the return leg.

Having shot this loco before, I eagerly awaited the chance of another shooting her in the warmth of the evening sun. As you'll see from the shoot, she really was worth waiting for, a glorious end to fine day out for nostalgia.