GWR "City" Class no 3717 "City of Truro" at Upper Forge, Dean Forest Railway
Date : 27th June, 2010
Photograph Reference P51605
Camera : Sony A550
ISO : 800 Exposure Time : 1/800sec
Aperture : F5.6
Focal Length : 18mm
Modifications : Camera JPG modified
I didn't have to wait quite as long for my next encounter with 3717, as less than a month later it visited the Dean Forest Railway for their "Severn & Wye 200th Anniversary" event. I had been looking for a good lineside position for a couple of years and this point near Upper Forge worked well (it's on a public footpath that runs next to the line at this point, and is also reasonably close enough to Norchard to make taking a tripod there not too difficult).
The pilot locomotive just seen on the left was 5542, and the corresponding photograph will be seen later in the collection.