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Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

Getting underway after its first pick-up, Mayflower accelerates past Slough West Junction and approaches the Farnham Road bridge.

(Chris Waite)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

Soon after leaving the stop at Slough, Mayflower passes under the Dover Road overbridge.

(Tim Speechley)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

The sun was out as Mayflower makes a fine sight , passing Breadcroft Lane at Waltham.

(Pete Robins)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

By Ruscombe it had caught up with the preceding stopping service train, and with the stop at Twyford just ahead, steam had been shut off. David Buck can be seen standing just behind the driver.

(Mike Walker)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

A minute or so later, Mayflower is seen making a fast stop at Twyford.

(Phil Searle)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

LNER B1 61306 Mayflower pauses briefly at Reading Station, and became the first steam engine over the new viaduct, making excellent start up the 1 in 83 gradient.

(Dave Woodhead)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

Whilst Mayflower isnít visible in this shot, hereís proof it went over the viaduct.

(Phil Searle)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

61306 is seen approaching South Stoke, near Didcot.

(Gordon Rippington)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

Wearing the ear-to-ear grin that seems to have become a fixture since he bought Mayflower, a somewhat grimy David Buck takes a breather on the platform during the stop at Gloucester.

(Phil Searle)

Cathedrals Express - Sunday 1 March

Journey's End. Mayflower stans in front of the Millennium Stadium at Cardif Central, having arrived just 2 minutes late.

(Phil Searle)
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