The Chiltern Champion Tour, Feb 2014

The Chiltern Champion I/II Sunday February 9th 2014

A leisurely tour combination with a main line run from Solihull to Marylebone. The fully booked main tour sponsored by Chiltern Railways took “Western Champion” and the “Queen Mother” to Risboro, Aylesbury, Claydon, Bicester, Oxford and Banbury.

A direct run back to Marylebone then an atmospheric night return run (in tandem with the 47) to Solihull on the driest, sunniest day in 2014 so far!

2 personal highlights – a real photo stop at little Islip, Maybach music in the Tesco tunnel at Gerrards X

Chiltern Champion Phot-spot

 1015 brings the tour into Solihull at the very civilised hour of 0943

 Maybach music for all leaving Leamington

 Approaching Wycombe

Thanks to Rich Stiles for this classic view of the tour approaching West Ruislip, 47773 is tailing

  Profile similarities at the blocks at Marylebone

 Thanks to Trev Rolfe for his excellent image of 1015 and 47773 at Aylesbury

 Thanks to “PB” for this islip photo stop view, first loco hauled train to stop at little Islip?

 47773 the former 47541 “the Queen Mother” had tandem and a solo good run from Oxford to Banbury where the 47 is seen

 1015 at the blocks at Marylebone

Thanks to Vintage Trains and Chiltern railways for an enjoyable day out      


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