Our May meeting took place on a beautifully sunny – even hot – day, at the end to end Railway in the Valley of the Mill, which climbs around a couple of metres to its current terminus (with further extension work currently under way).
An intensive service operated, making the most of three intermediate station’s passing loops, and challenging drivers to take care to ensure each block was clear before entering, before taking time off to enjoy the delicious soup, rolls and cake taken on the deck in the garden.
The video comprises a complete driver’s eye view of the line up to its current extent. It uses footage shot from a smart phone with the camera at the top, shot in portrait and cropped to landscape. This footage was the best of three takes, one with the camera at the bottom (i.e. with the phone upside down, so the lens is just above rail head) and one with a compact mirrorless camera mounted on the wagon, which coped less well than the phone in handling the vibrations.