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Ribble Steam Railway - 2nd Annual Steam Gala - 2008


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17/05/2008 - A cloudy Saturday at the Ribble Steam Railway second annual Steam Gala.
An interesting display of three industrial engines in steam which included
0-4-0 Tank "John Howe",
0-4-0 Saddle Tank "Agecroft No.2" and
0-4-0 Sentinal 8024 "Gasbag"
which made for an interesting addition to the normal traction running.
Enjoyable dayout, a look around their museum (see earlier collections) and something unusual to see running.

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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - Gala of Steam 2008


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03/05/2008 - A lovely Saturday and a hazy sunny day at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Gala of Steam narrow 15"guage railway.
Most of their home fleet was in action and guest engines from the R.H.& D.R. ("Typhoon" & "Hurricane") and the Bure Valley Railway ("Wroxham Broad") plus "Sian" made for an very interesting gala with an extended timetable being used.
A ride on the scenic route heading into the english lake district topped the event of me and made it well worth the visit.
One not to be missed next year. Excellent !

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Llangollen "Patriot" Spring Gala - 2008


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20/04/2008 - A dull, cold and rainy sunday at the Llangollen "Patroit" spring steam gala. On this occasion, my wife came along also bringing the dog. We managed to do a round trip along the line which we enjoyed immensley before having to return home early.
Engines running were
LMS 4F 0-6-0 - 44422,
LMS Mogel 2-6-0 42968 as guest engines.
GWR 2-6-0 Manor Class - 7822 "Foxcote Manor",
GWR 0-2-6-4 Tank -5643,
GWR 0-6-0 Pannier Tank - 6430 with the Auto train,
LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 44806 and
GWR 2-8-0 goods - 3802.
An excellent gala but I was disappointed with the turnout which was a pity because you dont know what you missed! even the wife enjoyed herself and the dog seemed interested as well.

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ELR Steam Weekend - 30/03/2008


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Sunday 30/03/08 - I arrived late at Burrs country park after my trip the day before to the NYMR and also forgetting about the clocks going forward.
Four engines in steam.
BR 3 Cyl 4-6-2 Pacific - 71000 "Duke of Gloucester" and
GWR 4-6-0 Hall Class - 4936 "Kinlet Hall" possibly on its last outing on the ELR for a while on the passenger services and
LMS Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 - 45407 "Lancashire Fusilier" &
BR STD 4 2-6-0 - 76079 both working a goods train with 18 vehiciles on the spare path, over the full length of the line
A nice afternoon out after the wet weather the day earlier.

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NYMR - LNER Steam gala - 2008


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29/03/08 and its the first Saturday of a two week LNER Festival
featuring for the first time, a line-up of 3 - A4 Pacifics ,
LNER Gresley A4 Pacific - 4-6-2 - 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley"
LNER Gresley A4 Pacific - 4-6-2 - 60009 "Union of South Africa"
LNER Gresley A4 Pacific - 4-6-2 - 60019 "Bittern"
LNER V2 2-6-2 - 4771 "Green Arrow." Also running
LNER B1 4-6-0 - 61264,
LNER K1 - 2-6-0 62005 "Lord of the Isles"
LNER Q6 - 0-8-0 63395 and
LNER J15 - 0-6-0 65462.
The weather started out with brilliant sunshine and by lunchtime it had clouded over and followed by heavy rain an hour later for the rest of the day.
Certainly the best steam festival for me this year and well worth the late drowning

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Churnet Valley Railway Winter Steam Gala - 2008


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23/02/2008 - A cloudy saturday and I`ve a limited time for this steam gala due to family celebrations and committments
I arrived early at Cheddleton station and wandered around for a few minutes taking pictures of the static exhibits and locos waiting in the shed lines. I fitted in one round trip to Kingsley & Froghall station and stopped off at Consall on the way back.
5 Engines in steam include
LNER 2-6-2 V2 -4771"Green Arrow"
BR 80098 class 4 2-6-4 STD Tank,
LMS 4F 0-6-0 44422,
L&NWR 0-8-0"Super D" 49395 &
USA S160 - No5197
A great turnout for the gala which I enjoyed immensely.
Wish I could have stopped longer.

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K&WV Railway Winter Steam Gala - 2008


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16/02/2008 - Saturday, and a glorious sunny and frosty start to this years winter steam gala on the K & W V Railway.
Two guest engines this year -
LNER K1 2-6-0 62005 "Lord of the Isles"
LMS Ivatt Class 2 Tank - 2-6-0 41312 which pairs up with the K & W V Railways
LMS Ivatt Class 2 Tank - 2-6-0 41241
Taff Vale Railway Class 02 0-6-2T No. 85
BR Std 4 Tank 2-6-4T - 80002,
L & Y CLASS 25 ‘IRONCLAD’ 0-6-0 NO.957
LMS 3F 0-6-0 "Jinty" - 47279
WD 2-8-0 8F - 90733,
The weather made for some lovely photographic scenes and a large turn out made for a good day out.

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ELR Winter Steam Gala & Photoshoot - 2008


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A windy Saturday the 26th January and the East Lancashire Winter Steam Gala is into its 2nd day.
Another grand roll call of engines, big and small, turn out for the event with every seat taken on the trips I travelled on.
Engines running out were
BR Pacific 4-6-2 - 71000 "Duke of Gloucester",
LMS Stanier Pacific 4-6-2 - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth",
LNER V2 2-6-2 4771 "Green Arrow",
GWR 4-6-0 Hall Class - 4936 "Kinlet Hall",
LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Jubilee 5690 Class "Leander"
BR STD 4 2-6-0 - 76079,
0-4-0 Peckett No.1370ST on station duties busy pleasing the crowds at Bury Bolton Street station
Later
A first for me - Night photography and its at the ELR - Buckley Wells sheds on a very windy friday night.
In steam were the above plus BR 2-10-0 9f 92214 hidden away in the middle & Black 5 45231 both on static display.
A great experiance for me and a big thankyou to the ELR

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Ribble Steam Railway - Winter Steamings - 2008


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05/01/2008 - My first visit of the year and its to the Ribble Valley Railway for its winter steaming in conjunction with the Preston model Railway Exhibition.
The traction for the event was the same as the previous year with 0-4-0ST "Agecroft No2" at one end of the train and 05 shunter D2595 at the other end in pull / push mode.
Plus Traveling to the Model Railway exhibition was by vintage bus from the station and another nice day out to start the year

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Mainline Steam & Notable Workings - 2007


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17/03/2007 - 6201 passes the footbridge at Woodacre, east of Garstang on the "Lakes Express"
17/03/2007 - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" works south down the WCML at Fowler lane, Farington with a support coach.
08/04/2007 - 71000 "Duke of Gloucester" rushes towards Preston at Flag Lane, Farington on a leg of "The Great Britain" rail tour
09/06/2007 - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth"seen heading across Whalley viaduct from Whalley Nab with a northbound run of the Cumbria Mountain Express"
10/06/2007 - 8F - 48151 on Ribblehead viaduct with a running of "The Dalesman" from Hellifield to Carlisle
28/07/2008 - 60009 "Union of South Africa" climbing Whalley Banks at Langho station with a returning Cumbria Mountain Express.
20/10/2007 - 76079 pilots 45407 ending south past Leyland trucks at Fowler lane along the WCML on the Derbyshire Dalesman from Blackpool.
03/11/2007 - 45407 & 76079 race up Copy Pit with the "Cotton Mills Express"
16/12/2007 - Black 5 - 45407 pilots Br Std 4 76079 with a York Yuletide special from Liverpool to York captured with about to enter Horsefall Tunnel - east of Todmorden

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Barrow Hill LNER Steam Gala - 2007


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Sunday 11/11/07 and its my first visit to Barrow Hill and its a LNER themed steam gala. A cold drizzly day was brightened up with the display of engines in steam and also on static display out side the Roundhouse. Engines in steam include
LNER V2 2-6-2 4771 "Green Arrow"
LNER 4-6-0 Class 5 B1 - 1306 "Mayflower"
LNER 4-6-0 Class 5 B1 - 61264
LNER K4 - 2-6-0 - 61994 -"The Great Marquess"
LNER K1 - 2-6-0 - 62005 "Lord of the Isles",
GER Class Y14 (LNER J15) - 65462
Peckett 0-6-0ST No. 2000
On static display were
LNER A2 Class 4-6-2 Pacific - 60532 "Blue Peter"
LMS Stannier 4-6-0 Jubilee Class -45593 "Kolhapur"
GCR Class 11F (LNER Class D11) - No. 506 "Butler-Henderson"
Midland Railways. Class 1F 0-6-0T No 41708
Good day out !

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ELR Autumn Steam Gala - 2007


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Sunday 28/10/07 and its a rainy start when I arrived at Burrs country park to photograph the action and as the forecast had predicated the weather started to improve towards midday and the sun started to shine. By this time though I had decided to catch the train from Ramsbottom to Bury to catch some action there.
Engines running
GWR: Class 2800 2-8-0 - 3802
LNER V2 2-6-2 4771 "Green Arrow",
GWR 4-6-0 Hall Class - 4936 "Kinlet Hall",
LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Jubilee 5690 Class "Leander"
LMS 3F 0-6-0 "Jinty" - 47279
BR STD class 4 2-6-0 - 76079

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K&WV Railway Autumn Steam Gala - 2007


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13/10/2007 - A dull and damp Saturday and I`m off to the K&WVR Autumn Steam Gala.
This years guest engine is GWR Goods 2-8-0 No.3802 from the Llangollen Railway.
Also in steam for its first gala here is WD 8F 2-8-0 - 90733 newly restored and looking great.
Also running were the usual engines -
LMS Ivatt Class 2 tank - 2-6-0 41241
BR Std 4 Tank 2-6-4T - 80002,
L & Y CLASS 25 ‘IRONCLAD’ 0-6-0 NO.957
LMS 3F 0-6-0 "Jinty" - 47279
Taff Vale Railway Class 02 0-6-2T No. 85
Another good and well organised event.

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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway - Harvest of Steam Weekend 2007


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07/10/2007- Cancelled in all but name due to lack of steam engines. Only two engines in steam on Sunday,
NCB No.140 Hudswell clarke 0-6-0 (No.1821)
Hunslet Works No 3788 - NCB Monckton No 1 0-6-0ST
plus a class 107 DMU running - but operating a very extensive timetable.
A vintage car show at Bolton Abbey Station did not really make up for the lack of engines and no sign either of the sentinal "Ann" which was also mensioned on their website.
Disappointing for a steam gala

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NYMR Autumn Steam Gala -2007


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30/09/2007 - Saturday and its day two of the NYMR Autumn gala and an extensive timetable of engines running today that included -
LNER 4-6-2-Pacific - 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley"
LNWR 0-8-0 Super D - 49395 ,
S & D 7F 2-8-0 - 53809,
LNER -0-8-0 Q6 - 63395,
SR 4-4-0 Schools Class 926 "Repton"
LNER K4 - 2-6-0 - 61994 -"The Great Marquess"
LNER B1 4-6-0 - 61264,
LMS Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 - 45212,
BR Std 4 Tank 2-6-4 - 80135,
GWR 56xx class 0-6-2T No 6619
BR Std 4MT - 4-6-0 - 75029 "The Green Knight" - running on the Battersby / Whitby line.
A cloudy start to the day, finally finished in sunshine and a good day out for me .
Well done N Y M Railway

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Middleton Railway Autumn Steam Gala - 2007


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23/09/2007 - Another first for me - A visit to the Middleton Railway in Leeds and a Autumn steam gala in progress.
With four engines in steam, they run on a line over half a mile in length with steep inclines up to 1 in 27 through a once industrial area which has been landscaped in recent years. Enjoyable dayout with friendly staff plus a museum to look around and again, well worth the visit.
4 Engines running -all 0-6-0`s -
Hudswell Clarke Works No 1464 MSC No 70 0-6-0T
Manning Wardle 1601 "Matthew Murray"
Manning Wardle 1210 "Sir Berkeley"
Hunslet 2387 'Brookes No. 1'

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway


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19/09/2007 - Travelling north on my way home from Stafford University I made a slight de-tour and stopped at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway at Wirksworth to see what progress had been made and what was going on. I was made extremely welcome by the station staff who proceeded to tell me all about the railway and its history. I can see this being a very popular attraction in the near future when the line has been extended more and facilities are in place- Well Impressed with progress made !! and an hour well spent.
UPDATED - 07/01/08 - Called in again on my wayback and fitted in a trip upto Ravenstor Station- Phew what a climb !

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Amerton Railway (2007)


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I found this 2 foot gauge railway quite by accident driving back north through the countryside from Stafford University on the A518 Stafford - Uttoxeter road and it is situated at the very popular Amerton Craft shop and Working Farm.
The railway has about one mile of track running in a circle and is operated by the Staffordshire Narrow Gauge Railway Ltd
The steam engine running on the day was 0-4-0 "Isabel"
Unfortunately I hadn`t time for a ride but I will be doing the journey quite often over the next year or so - so as Arny said "I`ll be back"

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Llangollen Autumn Steam Gala - 2007


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15/09-2007 - Saturday - With seven engines in steam and a busy timetable, it had alot to live up to this year after being my favorite gala of 2006.
I went for the Auto coach train instead of the freight train this time and didnt regret it.
Engines running were
newly restored LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Black 5 - 44806
GWR 2-6-0 78XX Manor Class -7822 "Foxcote Manor"
GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2-T - 5643
GWR Collett '5101' Class 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T 5199
GWR: Class 2800 2-8-0 - 3802
BR STD 2-6-4 Tank 80136
GWR 64xx Class -0-6-0 Pannier Tank – 6430 on the Auto train.
Well - I rate this Gala in 2nd place so far this year after "Steel Steam and Stars" - A Double for Llangollen- Excellent

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ELR - LMS Weekend - 2007


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09/09/2007 - Sunday and its turned cloudy by the time I arrived at Burrs country park to what turned out to be a very low key event. This was due to locomotives on mainline runnings and mechanical breakdowns in the previous weeks .
The only LMS engines running were
LMS Stanier 4-6-0 Jubilee 5690 Class "Leander"
LMS 3F 0-6-0 "Jinty" - 47279
BR STD class 4 2-6-0 - 76079 which did run on LMS metals.

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