PoV 43300, "Bound for Craigy" Newcastle, 1Z40, 18th March 2017
View from the cab of 43300 at the head of the BLS "Bound for Craigy" tour, 1Z40, 05:30 from King's Cross to Edinburgh, as it departs from Newcastle station platform 2 and crosses to the Up and Down Slow Line to head for Benton Junction and the Blyth & Tyne line. With the castle straight ahead, the famous switches and crossings at this location are now reduced to just three double slips, the third of which the train is just approaching. The lines to the right cross the High Level Bridge over the River Tyne. The train was running forty minutes late at this point, 11:43¼, Saturday 18th March 2017. Digital Image No. IGMP23998.
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