This was one of three photo-charters run with Ivatt Class 2MT No.41312, to cover the cost of the loco's visit from the Mid Hants railway to participate in the February 2003 Branchline Weekend.
Early morning at Horsted Ke
ynes with No.41312 in the process of shunting the 3 coach charter rake from 2 road to 3 road, prior to running round and departure for Kingscote.
The short train is then seen on the double-track section south of Kingscote, and exiting Sharpthorne tunnel. Please note that the latter location is not covered by the normal linesi
de photographic permit.
The sun eventually re-appeared around mid-day, and a series of run-pasts at Horsted Keynes were undertaken.
Two shots of
No.41312 looking fantastic on run-pasts in Lindfield wood.
While lunch was taken at Sheffield Park, the locomotive was coaled and watered.
With the sun sinking behind the trees, a few runpasts were undertaken at Kingscote.