67005 Challow 12 May 2009

No this is not a case of Her Majesty the Queen getting some rare freight track mileage! 67005 Queen's Messenger pulls onto the up freight loop at Challow on 12 May 2009 with the Royal Train, which is working empty stock between Haverfordwest and Euston. The other Royal 'skip', 67006 Royal Sovereign can be seen on the rear of the train. The only passenger trains that normally traverse these relief lines are railtours where the route is specified so that track bashers can tick off a new section of track, albeit only a few feet away from the normal route!