Power and glory of two Shropshire castles

What a glorious sight - two magnificent Shropshire castles featured in one picture!

Power and glory of two Shropshire castles

This was vintage steam locomotive Clun Castle as it pulled the Welsh Marches Express past Stokesay Castle.

I could hear its whistle before it reached Craven Arms, and the longer I waited the faster my heart seemed to beat in anticipation.

The clouds were building up and I began to worry that shadows would spoil the picture, but thankfully it all worked out.

There was a big plume of smoke as GWR 7029 Clun Castle headed towards Stokesay and in the end I couldn't have asked for better conditions.

I have to confess that I am not a big steam engine enthusiast, but no one can fail to appreciate these wonderful machines.

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