Kingswood the Shunter
Wide Wednesday: Kingswood the Shunter
It wasn't a great afternoon for trying to get a photo - dark gloomy and just starting to drizzle, but then it is early December in the UK. So this is the best I could do without taking a flash system with me, which I may have to do in the days ahead if it continues this gloomy and dark.
To give you its proper details this engine was constructed by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. and is 0-4-0 shunter No. 446 "Kingswood". It was previously owned by the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) and used at Rogerstone power station.
Strictly this shot was taken in a Tier 3 area, even though I live in a Tier 2 area. To get the shot I had to cross the border from the adjoining Tier 2 area in which we live. I kept my mask on to help fool the CCTV and made sure to touch nothing as well as to always keep at least a couple of supine Mogg lengths from any other people. Fortunately there were no border guards and no one asked to se any ID, so I probably got away with it. But I'm dreading that there may be a sudden knock on the door in the early hours of the morning from an overly officious Covid Rules Inspection Surveillance and Interrogation Service investigator.
Or then again perhaps I'm not.