August ’23 Meeting at the Brockhampton and Umbridge Railway

Our second August meeting proved that the rain has resumed its regular attendance at our gatherings, although the wet weather does show off the fantastic model buildings in the village of Llareggub, with the puddles on the tarmac and the reflections in the shiny flagstones. We were also fortunate that the worst of the rain fell whilst we were enjoying a delicious lunch inside one of the cosy sheds near the line, and after lunch we were fortunate that there was even a little sunshine which saw a very intensive service running. Among the locomotives making an appearance were two Roundhouse Dylans, one an original, and one from the recent limited reissue, with 40 years between their dates of manufacture.

There are also a great many more of Simon’s photos in his web album of the meet-up.

Here are two driver’s eye videos of the line. The first was taken from a steam hauled service:

The second, following a slightly different route, was hauled from a (battery electric) diesel (outline).

Finally, here’s a compilation of some line side shots of the trains we ran:

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