The Class 47 is used mainly to take the Steam Special back from Weymouth to Southampton, as there are no easy engine turntable access at the Weytmouth end to take the steam Special back to London. The train from Southampton heads towards Romsey, and turns right at Salisbury for Andover, and Basingstoke fot London.
Tamgmere returns through Brockenhurst Hampshire from Exeter. The light is low, dark and no flash is used. Camera buffs, 12800 iso is used on F2.8 and around 1/25 as train approaches towards me, and in end 1/100 shutter on last photos, using a Nikon D4 and 24-70mm F2.8 lens.
Pictures taken at Brockenhirst level crossing and at Lockerley, a small village near Romsey, on a Diesel only line to Salisbury. Steam Engine is on this train.
Oliver Cromwell Steam train Special was on route from London Victoria to Weymouth 31/07/2013. It was helped by a Class 47 Diesel at the rear, due to fire risks on the rail mainlines.