The Layout will be featuring in Traction magazine, as a two-parter, in the September/October issue, and the November/December Issue.
To the south of Harrow. A Derby Lightweight DMU approaches with the shuttle from Stanmore Village. The Tring to Kings Cross cement working heads south. Eagle eyed observers will note a Gresley Buffet Car in the southbound Express. Fortunately I had kept good records of the periods, and at least one example turned up on a Special which came out of Euston and did a trip over the Settle & Carlisle and back.
Approaching Watford. The Dagenham to Halewood is overtaken by an Express as they head north.
The North Wembley to Widnes BOC Tankers head through Watford on the Down Slow Line with a 47 in charge.
Passing the Sports Ground at Headstone Lane. A Toton to Willesden loaded Coal working has a 45 heading it. It will have travelled over the now closed Market Harborough to Northampton route.
Watford Junction, passing trains. A three car DMU sits in platform 11 waiting to work the next service to St. Albans Abbey.
Looking south through Harrow alongside the Goods Yard. The southbound Manchester Pullman overtakes a loaded Hopper working as a northbound Freight is about to pass between them.
Looking over the St. Albans Road bridge north of Watford Junction. The entrance to the Depot. 1A14 catches a 'double yellow' on the Up Fast Line as it gains on 1A13 in front of it.