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EWS 66115 Class 66 (ENG)

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Camera make and model:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Exposure length:1/200 ( 0.005 )"
F-stop:80/10 ( 8 )
Focal length:87/1 ( 87 )
ISO speed:200
Timestamp:2009:06:15 08:16:45

Newport, Wales

Newport is the first city over the border from England and is apparently where Class 66s coming from Canada are off-loaded.

June 15th, 2009

We were invited to stay with a family friend in Wellington, near Taunton, and tour the West Somerset Railway. We boarded the train at Reading station and went across to Newport, Wales, returning via Bristol and heading down to Taunton for the next day's trip. At Newport, we went to a bridge and watched for about 30 minutes. Moments after we left, a train came over with a pair of rare Class 67s! Grumbling at the loss, I was more than a little surprised to have the same train return a few minutes later and take us to Taunton.

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