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LNER A4 4464 Bittern  with The Great Britain V
 
LNER A4 4464 Bittern just after the water stop with "The Great Britain V"
 
On Saturday the 21st April 2012 Bittern took the the first leg of "The Great Britain V" from Kings Cross in London to York. Bittern was for a booked for a water stop at the end of the down slow near to Conington airfield. It was booked as Holme Level crossing on the Uk mainline steam info site but this signal is about mid way between Holme crossing and Conington crossing. This spot is offten used for water stops.
 
LNER A4 4-6-2 Bittern had been running with the LNER number 4492 and with the name Dominion of New Zealand. in blue but has now in April 2012 changed its name back to Bittern and now has its LNER number of 4464 but still with the covers over the wheels or valance as they are called which were fitted when new in 1938. These have a stainless steel trim.
 
The weather was not the best very dull with rain in the air. (I blame the Hose Pipe Ban) The video below was taken from the other side of the gates at Connington which did open very quick. so  I did not have time to stop and take a photo of it taking water. I only just got the video set up when it started. Photo above is a still from the video.
 
Conington
 
Conington is a small village that never had a station in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire. The village is a long way from the crossing. This railway crossing is to the south of Holme vilage. Conington Airfield or as it is now called Peterborough Business Airport and is between the crossing and Holme vilage and light aircraft take off and land over the ECML.
 
Holme village is just to the north of  the Conington crossing and Mainline steam trains stop between Conington and Holme on the down slow and going south (up) in the Conington tip loops.
 
Links to both Conington (yellow) and Holme (dull yellow are on this page), along this 3 mile section of the East Coast Main line.
 
 
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The Video below on Saturday the 21st April 2012 is of Bittern on the the first leg of "The Great Britain V"
 
 
You can also view this video in the full sreen. Use the button on right of the video. To return from full screen press the same button.
 
This video can be in seen in 720HD  for those of you who have a fast conection. For those of you who have a faster conection the 1080HD setting can also be used, but this all but a pipe dream for most of us. Hopfully we shall all soon have a very fast conection!
 
 
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This website is ukraiways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is web site on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was still  British Rail when I started taken photos.
 
Today Virgin East Coast East Midland trains and GBRf are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!