Sunday, 26 September 2010
Snap on Sunday: The Looe Valley Explorer
Today saw myself and Louis Rawlings take the chance to ride on a vintage steam locomotive (This being a Pannier Line for the first time in 50 years (excluding last weekend!!). This was part of the ongoing programme of events to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Great Western Railway.
The fare for this railtour was very cheap at just 25 pounds a head! Sure enough it was only an hour, give or take a few minutes, but it did include 2 classic modes of traction, this being the afore mentioned Pannier Tank and a classic Class 37, this being 37685. Both drivers gave them a really good running along this really picturesque line, and with the GWR style signs that have been in place along the Looe Valley Line for some time now by FGW, you really felt you were back in the Golden Age! A really fantastic time was had by all with many travelling some distance to get there, luckily for us it was only 'down the road'.