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Old 26th December 2022, 08:40 PM
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Full Name: Bill Starling
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Default Boxing Day Steam in Norfolk

Ruston & Hornsby no. 113043 'Oliver' had a run out in glorious sunshine on Boxing Day. (One of the rules of chasing traction engines with a camera: if the sun is out, it is probably in the wrong direction.) This is just a flavour of the enjoyment:-

Ready to go.

Setting off, with the sun more or less in the right place for photography.

On the open road.

Resting at the White Horse.

Looking with the sun.

Through the pub window.

An appreciative audience.

Back on the open road.

Sun in the wrong place for a simple camera - again.

Arriving at the King's Head.

Not much room in the car park.

But just enough to turn the entire 'train'.

Final view - with the sun in the right position!

I had to leave 'Oliver' at the pub, since I wanted to catch Garrett no. 32936 'Felsted Belle' having a final steam-up in the yard before being fully 'winterised'. Unfortunately not a very picturesque yard, but great to see two engines in steam.

As ever, thanks to the owners for the entertainment.
Happy New Year to one and all and here's looking forward to many more steamings in 2023.
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Old 27th December 2022, 06:37 AM
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Full Name: Jonathan Wheeler
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Location: Diss, Norfolk
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Thanks for recording the annual Boxing Day outing with friends and family. Started by my late father Geoffrey Wheeler in 1978, itís been a regular occurrence excepting for boiler repairs and bad weather in the early 1980ís and Lock Down recently, this year would have been outing number 44

Thanks Bill, as you say, looking forward to the 2023 season!

BW JW and family. ;-)
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Old 27th December 2022, 09:17 AM
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Thanks for the photos and report
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Old 27th December 2022, 09:01 PM
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Nice one, hope the 'Thanks' button comes back soon
I'm all about the steam, about the steam
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