A fine day at Basingstoke. Our running day in June was a successful one, with a good locomotive turnout and fine weather. Daren Davis is at the controls of 'Jersey Lil' flying down our back straight. This stretch of long straight track is all downhill, and heavy loaded trains soon begin to accelerate. It takes care by the driver to slow the train down for the steep curve back round into the station, shutting off the regulator, and relying on the compression of air in the cylinders to brake.
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