The very easy question was …. What does Azuma mean in Japanese?
The answer contained in the article ….. The name Azuma is derived from an archaic word used to mean ‘east’, originally applied to the fifteen northern and eastern provinces of Japan. According to legend, the hero Prince Yamatotakeru, on his mission to conquer the eastern barbarians, was badly homesick and cried ‘Azuma wa ya!
We thank you all for taking the time to read our feature and for taking part in the competition.
The winner is Charlotte Saunderson.
Our Second prize of an exclusive LNER goodbag…..
The winner of the Goodybag is …. David Mitchell
Joint Third prizes were of Railcam Merchandise
The Mug batch goes to Sara King and the Cap batch to Antony Edinborough.
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It’s that time of the year again, when we plan a little get together, over a few drinks, for the annual Railcam Christmas Meet Up.
This year we will be meeting in York on Saturday 30th November to see friends old and new, so if you would like to come along then we plan to meet at the superb York Tap, on Platform 3, before heading in to town.
Make a note in your diary, come along and say hello, it will be a cracking day out.
An added bonus will see two railtours visiting York,
GB Railfreight’s 50007 & 50049 provide the traction for Pathfinder Tours The Festive York & Durham Explorer, expected to arrive around 12:00 and return at 18:00. (Provisional timings)
Railway Touring Company’s The York Yuletide Express arrives at 13:22, lead by A4 No. 60009 Union of South Africa, with the return leg departing at 16:55 with Princess Coronation Class No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland in charge.
We are aware that due to engineering works on the weekend of 30th November/1st December, that some members are struggling to make it to York. We are looking at an additional meet up date, possibly between Christmas and New Year, with Edinburgh mentioned. More information to follow…..
The ever popular End of Season Parade return to the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway on Saturday the 26th October, and as always you will be able to capture all the action via our extensive coverage of the railway.
Highlights this year include,
Double header trains
Peter Rothschild Thank You Non-stop Express
A train hauled by The Bug
Multiple header ‘End of Day’ special (3 or 4 locomotives!)
Visiting loco Shelagh of Eskdale, from the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, will be on hand at New Romney Station during our End of Season Parade.
Our cameras at Hythe, Dymchurch, New Romney, Romney Sands and Dungeness will give you the ideal opportunity to keep on top of the days events and special workings.
Remember the action doesn’t just start with the first train of the day, our New Romney camera gives you a great view of the yard and shed, where you can see the staff and volunteers bringing these miniature powerhouses to life for their days work.
Railcam are delighted to have been invited to the LNER #Azuma launch day at Lincoln on Monday 21st October. The Lincoln launch will see the #Azuma trains now reaching Leeds, Hull, Skipton, York, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with Aberdeen, Harrogate and Inverness to follow before the year is out.
The introduction of the #Azuma trains has already seen some of the Class 91 hauled MK4 sets withdrawn from services, with the iconic HSTs to follow. Although it will be sad to see the MK4 and HST sets gone, the #Azuma offers a whole new level of customer comfort, including more space, faster and free Wi-Fi and plug sockets at every seat, with smoother, quieter and more reliable journeys.
We will be joining invited guests and members of the media whilst hoping to bring you some live video and updates from 8am and throughout the day, via our Facebook page >>> Click here
The first revenue earning #Azuma will be 1B83 Lincoln to London Kings Cross, departing at 11:18, with stops at Newark North Gate (11:45), Grantham (12:06), Peterborough (12:28) and Stevenage (12:57), before arriving in to King Cross at 13:21. If you are out to photo the journey along its route then do share them with us via our social media pages, it will be great to see them.
You can experience the new #Azuma by visiting the LNER website >>> Click here
In the coming week or two we will feature a full report from our #Azuma launch day, where you can see what we did and who we managed to catch up with. We will also run a competition alongside our article, with a stunning prize provided by UK Departure Boards