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Personal blog of Steam Galas & Mainline Steam running from around the North of England. Pictures copyright of Author!!

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Llangollen Steam Gala - 2006


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09/09/2006 - Pictures from Llangollen Steam festival which include Guards van rides, Autotrain ride and even a engine failure and rescue + sunny weather.
GWR 0-6-2T 5643
GWR: Class 2800 2-8-0 - 3802
Collett '5101' Class 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T 5199
GWR 64xx Pannier Tank – 6430
GWR 7800 Class 7822 Foxcote Manor
One of the most enjoyable I`ve attended - well done Llangollen !

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GCR - "Mail By Rail" Gala - 2006


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28/07/2006 - Photographs from the Great Central Railways themed "Mail by Rail" gala on Saturday 290706 with pictures of the "traveling post office" vans, passenger trains, wind cutter- freight trains and diesels which include
BR Std 4 2-6-4T - 80105
BR Std 2MT 2-6-0 - 78019
LMS Stanier 8F 2-8-0 - 48305
LMS Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 - 45305
GWR Large Prairie tank 2-6-2 - 4141
with diesel traction Class 45 - D123 – Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry
Class 31 - D5830

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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Steam Gala - 2006


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07/07/2006 - Pictures from the summer gala which include
2 LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T (42073 /42085)
Furness Railway 0-4-0 No20
and Hunslett Saddle Tank 2333 0-6-0 "David"

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ELR Summer Steam Gala - 2006


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23/06/2006 - Lots of pictures from this summer festival which include -
LMS Pacific 4-6-2 -6201 "Princess Elizabeth"
BR Std Pacific 4-6-2 - 71000 "Duke of Gloucester"
Austerity J94 Saddle tank 0-6-0 - 68030,
LMS 0-6-0 Jinty 47324,
LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class - 5690 "Leander"
LMS 0-6-0 - 44422
BR Std 2-10-2 9F - 92214

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GCR - "Big 4 Event" - 2006


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19/05/2006 - Pictures of LNER V2 2-6-0 - 4771 "Green Arrow",
SR King Arthur Class 4-6-0 - 30777 "St Lamiel",
GWR large Prairie Tank 2-6-2 - 4141
LMS Stanier 2-8-0 - 8F - 48305
and LMS Stanier 4-6-0 - Black five 45305
plus other static engines

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G & W Railway - Centenary Steam Gala - 2006


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02/05/2006 - Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway Centenary Steam Gala. With pictures from Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham
Lots of pictures of various locos which include
GWR Pannier tank - 1450 on a Auto train,
2 BR 2-10-0 9fs - 92212 & 92203
GWR Hall Class 4-6-0 - 7903 "Foremarke Hall,"
GWR Castle class 4-6-0 - 5051 "Lord Bathurst"
GWR 4-4-0 - 3440 "City of Truro,"
GWR 2-6-2 Prairie Tank 5542
GWR 57XX class Pannier tank - 9642
A excellent day out - but a long way to travel from up north

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K&WV Railway Winter Steam Gala - 2006


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18/02/2006 - Pictures from their 2006 winter steam Gala with their resident fleet and guest
Guest engine LMS Stanier 2-6-0 Mogel 42968
BR Std Tank - 80002
Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T No. 85,
L&Y 0-6-0 - 957
LMS 0-6-0 Jinty - 47279

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Mainline Steam & Notable Workings - 2006


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04/03/2006 - Black 5 - 45407 pilots BR Std 4 - 76079 across a frozen Rishton reservoir with a special running of "The Liverpool Manchester 175th" around Manchester, Huddersfield, Copy Pit, Blackburn and return to Liverpool.
11/03/2006 - An excursion advertised as "The Big Day Out" hauled by LMS 8F - 48151 from Carnforth to Chester via Hellifield and sporting a "The Green Express" headboard is captured approaching the footcrossing at Billington on the start of the climb up Whalley Banks.
08/04/2006 - 6233 Duchess of Sutherland" races north along the WCML approaching Flag lane, Farington with a running of "The Flyde Coast Express" steam hauled from Derby to Blackpool
03/06/2006 - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" takes water at Hellifield good loop with a running of the Cumbrian Coast Express from Doncaster to Carlisle
03/06/2006 - 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" drags its load out of Barton goods loop on "The Citadel Express" from Crewe to Carlisle on the outward leg.
04/06/2006 - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" waits in Hellifield goods loop for coaching stock for a "Dalesman Excursion" up the Settle & Carlisle Railway to Carlisle.
16/06/2006 - 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" powering north along the WCML at Brock with a running of "The Citadel Express" from London to Carlisle - steam hauled from Crewe
05/08/2006 - 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" arriving at Hellifield with "The Cumbrian Mountain Fellsman" steam hauled from Carnforth, around Carlisle to Appleby and onto Hellifield.
12/08/2006 - 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" heads south down the S & C on its return seen here crossing Denthead Viaduct with a running of the "Dalesman" from Hellifield to Carlisle and back.
17/09/2006 - 30777 "Sir Lamiel" takes "The Dales Discoverer" on a misty day over Ribblehead viaduct on a trip from York to Carlisle

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Mainline Steam & Notable Workings - 2005


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It started again back in 2004 with the purchase of a little Kodak DX 4530 5.1 DX mega pixel camera. With-in a year, I bought a Nikon D50 and was hooked !
01/05/2005 ... and a trip on the "Dalesman" running from Blackburn to Carlisle & return with 71000 "Duke of Gloucester" being the days powerhouse
02/07/2005 - 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" takes over at Preston on an excursion from Bristol to Carlisle seen here coming off Whalley Viaduct taken from the end of the station platform.
29/08/2005 - 5690 "Leander" takes the holidaymakers back to Nuneaton with the "Blackpool Belle" seen passing Flag Lane at Farington.
03/09/2005 - 71000 "Duke of Gloucester" with a returning "Dalesman" steam hauled from Carnforth via Carlisle to Crewe seen at Billington on the accent of Whalley banks
26/10/2005 - A trip on "The Blackpool Express" - Black 5 -45407 in disguise as 44996 from Rawtenstall to Blackpool and return

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K&WV Railway Autumn Steam Gala - 2005


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15/10/2005 - Pictures of their resident fleet -
Taff valley No 85 coal tank
LMS Jinty 0-6-0 47279
and BR Std Tank 80080
0-4-0 Pug 68 (51218)
plus guest engines -3440 City of Truro
LNWR 0-8-0 Super D - 49395

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K&WV Railway Autumn Steam Gala - 2004


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10/10/2004 - Pictures from K & W V Railway Autumn festival.
Guest Engines running include
BR Std 4 2-6-0 - 76079
Terrier tank "Birch Grove" plus home fleet which include
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 25 0-6-0 - 957
BR Std tank 80002
0-6-2 Taff Valley Tank 85
LMS Ivatt 2-6-0 2mt 41241
L & Y Pug No68 (51218)
& LMS 0-6-0 "Jinty" 47279

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RCTS Scotish Lowland tour - 1964


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I came across a collection of B&W pictures of the RCTS - Scottish Lowland Tour on 26/09/1964 which my father Geoffrey (who took these pictures) took me and my brother on. I would have been about 11 years old at the time.
We picked up the train at Preston station pulled by 46256 - Sir William Stanier. At Carlisle the engine was changed to 60007 - Sir Nigel Gresley which took us over the Waverley route towards Edinburgh. The engine was again changed to 60009 - Union of South Africa at Niddrie West Junction.Edinburgh which pulled us back via Glasgow Kilmarnock and Dumfries to Carlisle were 46256 took us back to Preston and onwards.

More info @ http://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/60s/640926sl.html

Thxs Ian Bell ,Matt Stoddon & Geoff Ruderham for the Information

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RCTS - The Rebuilt Scot Commemorative Rail Tour - 1965


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13/02/1965 - 46115 'Scots Guardsman on this ten coach train was a tribute to the final workings of the Rebuilt Scots, visiting the Settle & Carlisle line, the first home of these machines. A motive power shortage after this run ensured that the still active Rebuilt Scots would run for a little longer. The easy schedule for the run over Ais Gill & Shap did not overtax the 'Scot', the intended locomotive, 46160 'Queen Victoria's Rifleman', had been failed after running a hot axle earlier that week.
The pictures taken by my father - Geoffrey who boarded the train at Hellifield and continued back down the WCML getting off at Preston. He then caught a local home - no one asking for any tickets and did the whole run for free, once he got too Hellifield.
Probably did for the whole run for free also as it was quite common for us to buy the tickets on the train from Whalley to Hellifield on the return and getting off the local from Preston to Rishton - a unmanned station.
more details here of the trip - https://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/60s/650213rs.html

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