Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

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It`s 10.40 on Wed 2nd August 2017 as "Jurassic" is hauled to the station water tower to fill its saddle tank prior to the start of the operating day.

It`s then back to the shed for lighting up with wood, coal and a diesel soaked rag.

With steam now raised "Jurassic" is coupled onto the rear of the service train comprising Simplex diesel "Wilton" and 2572 our open accessible carriage. "Wilton" would provide the air required for braking as the steam loco still requires some work on this.

The ensemble is now seen at South Loop. "Jurassic" now leads the train back to Walls Lane station looking and sounding great!

Steam has now returned to the Skegness area. "Jurassic" makes light work of 2572 and "Wilton" as it enters the wooded section.

Some smart shunting brings the ex Ashover Lt Rly coach down to Walls Lane and it is coupled next to "Jurassic" in the formation.

Final shot shows "Jurassic", the Ashover, 2572 and "Wilton" leaving Drainside Straight and returning to Walls Lane.

It certainly was a day to remember. "Jurassic" performed faultlessly. It was also really nice to hear children on the

other side of the Park returning "Jurassic"s whistle with an extra choo-choo here and there!

The magic of steam has returned to the Lincolnshire coast.