Churnet Valley Railway picture report
5th JANUARY 2002
Shareholder Special day on the Churnet Valley Railway.
The duty locomotive is Stanier Class 5 number 45337.
The first train is full with standing room only and at Cheddleton both car parks were filled and the approach roads were fully "parked up".
The fog was patchy and the snow not too deep.
There is no stop at Consall today so it is on to Froghall.
Arrival at Froghall and the fog had descended again.
Many people detrain at Froghall to watch the locomotive run round.
The engine paused for the points to be changed.
Non stop to to Leekbrook and a deterioration in the weather, the fog has started to descend and visibility is dropping as the "Black Five" runs round the train.
45337 stormed off into the gloom with the 15.00 special for Froghall.
GWR tank sat in the gloom.