Sunday, November 16, 2008

Orient Express

The H&DLR has long provided baggage van accommodation for the passengers on the Orient Express (connecting service). However, the plain box van provided didn't really match the style to which the management would like to become accustomed. A more appropriate baggage van, acquired second hand from the line of the late Brian Williams, has now entered service and is seen just behind the locomotive in these photos. The loco has also been in the workshops, and has emerged with a replacement brass shield on one side. For many years a photographic copy has been in situ, but a recent e-bay bid resulted in a nice brass replacement finding its way to the H&DLR.