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Tangmere at Norwich Station, Norwich, Norfolk - 25th May 2013

We'd heard a "word on the street" at the Burston Crown that a steam train was coming through Diss, so wandered down to the station only to find it had been through two hours before. Instead, we headed off to Wroxham via Norwich for a birthday weekend, only to find that we were passing Norwich station at the time the very same train was due to head off on its return journey, so we spend half an hour watching the proceedings before continuing on to Wroxham. Train spot! The train in question is Battle of Britain class 34067 Tangmere, one of 110 "Light Pacifics" built between 1945 and 1950, many of which were named after things to do with the RAF, including this one, named after the airfield in Sussex. Before that, the destruction and rebuild of the Shell petrol station next to the office in Southwark continues.

next album: A Trip on the Norfolk Broads, Wroxham, Norfolk - 25th May 2013
previous album: The BBs: Jo and Rob at the Cock Inn, Fair Green, Diss, Norfolk - 19th May 2013

2013 The hole where the tanks were is filled in

The hole where the tanks were is filled in

2013 The digger scrapes earth around

The digger scrapes earth around

2013 A skip is filled up with stuff out of the shop

A skip is filled up with stuff out of the shop

2013 The old tank hole is fully filled in

The old tank hole is fully filled in

2013 A skip is full of old fuel pipes

A skip is full of old fuel pipes

2013 An Mark 1 coach in Maroon livery moves up the platform

An Mark 1 coach in Maroon livery moves up the platform

2013 Isobel, Harry and Fred on the platform

Isobel, Harry and Fred on the platform

2013 34067 Tangmere and its RAF crest

34067 Tangmere and its RAF crest

2013 Tangmere is hauling the Fenman service

Tangmere is hauling the Fenman service

2013 Isobel shows Fred the footplate

Isobel shows Fred the footplate

2013 Steam and smoke swirls around

Steam and smoke swirls around

2013 More coal is loaded

More coal is loaded

2013 The futuristic lines of Tangmere

The futuristic lines of Tangmere

2013 Fred is unimpressed with the noise

Fred is unimpressed with the noise

2013 Tangmere's RAF crest

Tangmere's RAF crest

2013 The driver goes to tell people off

The driver goes to tell people off

2013 An old dude is reprimanded for trespassing

An old dude is reprimanded for trespassing

2013 Another vintage train - Class 90 90009 Diamond Jubilee

Another vintage train - Class 90 90009 Diamond Jubilee

2013 Tangmere and Diamond Jubilee at Norwich Station

Tangmere and Diamond Jubilee at Norwich Station

2013 Isobel swings Fred around

Isobel swings Fred around

2013 Isobel picks Harry up for a look

Isobel picks Harry up for a look

2013 Tangmere smokes the place up

Tangmere smokes the place up

2013 A bunch of train spotters wait on the opposite platform

A bunch of train spotters wait on the opposite platform

2013 A guard looks out of the carriage

A guard looks out of the carriage

2013 Tangmere and The Fenman are under way

Tangmere and The Fenman are under way

2013 The rake of Mark 1 coaches heads off

The rake of Mark 1 coaches heads off

2013 More mundane DMU units wait at Norwich

More mundane DMU units wait at Norwich

2013 Spotters leave the station

Spotters leave the station

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The hole where the tanks were is filled in