Posted By tony23 on 02/01/2009 12:29 PM
Hi Tac 'n' Andrew, she is coming our way but I don't know where to be for the best pictures any ideas? http://uksteam.info/tours/t09/t0207a.htm
Dear Mr 23 - don't know where you are located, but in the area that I live - between Peterborough and St Neots - here are the good spots from prior experince of Mallard and FS -
Peterborough, where the lco will be watering, will be loaded with folks on the Nene Bridges and around, and all the road bridges over the track likewise, I have no doubt. There is a lot of flat running between P'borough and the first real rural vantage point -
Holme Level crossing - good for close-ups, but lots of hedges in the way on both sides of the track.
More flat land, but little access due to private farmland access
Wood Walton embankment - about two miles of good clear long range viewing with a great possibilities for a shot of Wood Walton rail over road bridge.
Abbots Ripton long cutting with a view north over the parapet of the road bridge - IF you are 6ft 8 or taller. I'll be on a set of kitchen steps with my spotting scope tripod and three cameras...the view in both directions is stunning.
Huntingdon Ring Road bridge - same as above but slightly more friendly access on either side.
Huntingdon train station will be packed - there are four tracks and the train will be on the centre high-speed line.
Lots of flat-running side-by side - the track is flat, but the road most certainly is not - between H'don and The Offords - access is difficult because of private farmland.
The BEST - will be Offord grade crossing in Offord - four tracks and wide-open viewing if you are on top of a land rover or similar - a long sweeping curve there for panning shots.......
Huntingdon Road skew-bridge just outside St Neots - closed-in viewing but a chance for spectacualr steam plumes
St Neots embankment over the A428.....more chance for long shots
If you want more detail I can google earth them for you - right now, Sandy is good for long shots, but access is difficult due to private land on either side of the track...
Sorry I can't be more help.
tac, not really interested, [yawn]