December 6th, Three Bridges
The Christmas Sussex Belle left Victoria 59 minutes late on account of the late arrival of the ecs from Southall. But thanks to the RMT guards strike and the general lack of trains it had made up 39 minutes by the time it sped through Three Bridges! Black 5s 44871 and 45407 are in fine form, 44871's smoke box suitably decorated for the occasion. The 13:29 to Bedford has just left the station, avoiding a bowling.
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December 2016 - it's winter again