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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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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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ELR Spring Steam Gala - 2004


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29/02/2004 - Sunday - A very similar line up to the Winter Steam Gala 2 months earlier with the addition of 71000 "Duke of Gloucester which I caught on shed - may have failed that day.
Engine for the event (may have been more)-
SR Bullied Pacific - 34092 "City of Wells" from K&WVR
LMS Stanier Pacific - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth
LNER 0-6-0 J27 Class 65894
LNER B12 - 61572
LMS Stanier Jubilee - 5690 "Leander"
BR Std 4 - 2- 6 -0- 76079
BR Pacific - 71000 "Duke of Gloucester"
Again I found these photographs on an old hard drive as I must have wiped the memory card after use. Looking at the photograph, I must have changed locations a few times starting at Summerseat,and catching the train at Bury to Heywood and back to Bury.

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K&WV Railway Winter Steam Gala - 2004


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22/02/2004 - Winter Steam Gala
Guest Engine GWR - 5205 Class - 5224
Home fleet - 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 No 68 (51218)

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ELR Winter Steam Gala - 2004


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25/01/2004 - Sunday - It was a dull cloudy day and I spent most of the day at Burrs and calling in at Ramsbottom on the way home.
Engine for the event (may have been more)-
SR Bullied Pacific - 34092 "City of Wells" from K&WVR
LMS Stanier Pacific - 6201 "Princess Elizabeth
LNER 0-6-0 J27 Class 65894
LNER B12 - 61572
LMS Stanier Jubilee - 5690 "Leander"
BR Std 4 - 2- 6 -0- 76079
I found these set of pictures on an old Hard drive after nearly twenty years.
I had just bought my first digital camera - a Kodac 4530 5 mega pixel and also a 128 kb memory card - that alone cost about £35 then and could hold around 30 pictures. So pictures would be deleted after transfer to a pc to use again. Now memory cards can be bought for £12 for a 32 mega bit holding 1000`s of pictures. I remember pressing the button to take a picture meant a delay and it was luck if they came out un-blurred, dark or blown out.

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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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