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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 Black 5 44806 - 7822 Foxcote Manor- 2 GWR Tanks 5643 & 5199, GWR goods 3802, BR STD Tank 80136 & 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 Jubillee class 5690 - Leander and Jinty 47324 backed up with BR STD class 4 76079 which did run on LMS metals.

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Midland railway Center- Gala Weekend -2007


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Sunday 26/08/07 and another pleasent day. Arriving at Butterley about lunchtime, I caught the first train on the round trip arriving finally at Swanwick Junction were all the Engine sheds and locos are stored. Three Engines in steam - SD 2-8-0 53809, Std class 5 73129 & Jinty 47327 in part TtT disguise. Enough diesals and shunters on display also to fill a notebook!
Pictures also of the Golden Valley Light Railway including cavalcade- Excelent day out !!

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West Lancashire Light Railway - Gala & 40th Anniversary 2007


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Saturday 11th August 2007 and its a pleasent day and 4 engines in steam plus industrial diesals and a couple of traction engines in steam as well.
An extenive timetable meant lots of trips running up and down the short line with intermitant freight pulled by the Industrial Diesals and a relaxed , informal attitude and friendly staff made for a interesting gala - Well Done WLLR!

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ELR 20th Anniversary Event - 2007


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Wednesday 25/ 07/ 07 and its 20 years since the first train on the reopened ELR ... and its raining!!
MSC 70 & NCB No 140 have been chosen to re-enact the first train that ran twenty years earlier leaving Bury station at 11.05 for Ramsbottom.
Sunday was a sunny day and Engines running were 5690 Leander, 3440 City of Trueo and NCB No 140 with diesals 40145 & D5054 (both newly named for the event.)

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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Steam Gala - 2007


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Saturday 7/07/07 and I`m off to stop for a weeks holiday in the lakes so only a few pictures. 5643 has returned from the ELR, Furness No20 and Fairburn 42073 & a newly part painted T t Tank was running.
A cancelled early freight train and a normal timetable for the boats from Bowness kept it to a low key gala in my opinion. It would have been nice to see both Fairburns running but all engines were turned out nicely. Nice day but could do alot better !

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ELR Summer Steam Gala - 2007


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23/06/2007 - A cloudy Saturday and its the ELR Summer steam gala, and as is not uncommon, there are the usual setbacks to this gala. The failure of 30587 which was in light steam only at Bury meant cancelled freight trains as other locos took its place. Some nice engines where put together but with half the locomotives facing in the opposite direction to normal running, this made good photographic opportunities fairly hard to come by.
Trains running - 3440, 5643, 45407, 5690, 76079 & 47324.
Still well worth the visit!

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G & W Railway - Cotswold Festival of Steam - 2007


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Saturday 2nd June 2007 at the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway - Cotswold Festival of Steam.
Another lovely summer day with the sun shining all the time and giving me a suntan. Engines running included 9f - 92202 Black Prince, 4771 Green Arrow, 34007 Wadebridge, S&D 2-8-0 No 88, 7903 Foremarke Hall, 5542 2-6-2 GWR Pannier tank with Autotrailer and Saddle Tank 813

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ELR War Weekend - 2007


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27/05/2007 - The first time I`ve been to a wartime themed event on a railway and a really enjoyable experiance it was with lots of action going on at all the stations and lots of little cameo performances from everyone who dressed up to play their part.
Engines running include
newly arrived GWR - 4-4-0 3440 -"City of Truro",
LMS 4-6-2 Princess class - 6201- Princess Elizabeth,
LMS Jubilee class 4-6-0 - 5690 - "Leander"
& LMS goods -0-6-0 Jinty 47324
Not really a day for photographing Steam engines but soaking up the atmosphere and joining in

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NYMR - LNER Steam Gala - 2007


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05/05/2007 = Pictures from a dull start to a Saturday at the LNER festival .
Trains running include 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, K1 62005, Black 5 45212, Std Tank 80135, N7 tank 69621, Lampton Tank No29 and Deltic D9009 and D6700. The sun finally broke through late afternoon and a very enjoyable festival it was! Being my 2nd visit here I decided this time to explore the line for photograph opertunities

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ELR - Doubleheading Weekend - 2007


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01/04/07 - It was supposed to be double heading weekend but with the failure of the jinty, only one of the two train sets running was Double Headed, but what a cracker. See 45231 & Leander double headed and also 4f -44422 all in glorious sunshine

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Steel, Steam & Stars I - Llangollen - 2007


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21/04/2007 - Pictures from Saturday - A Mega steam festival which surpassed even last years event at Llangollen with 11 engines in steam (and a beer festival.) What more could you ask for - we even had sunshine as well
Brilliant !!

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ELR Spring Steam Gala - 2007


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03/03/2007 - Pictures from the ELR Spring Gala on Saturday .
This time trying a couple of new locations on the line.
The Gala featured 9f - 92214, Black 5-45231, Jinty 47324. Jubilee 5690-Leander, 6201 Princess Elizabeth & 850-Lord Nelson, but no sign of 71000 whilst I was there.

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GCR - Winter Steam Gala - Heavy Freight Experiance - 2007


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Sunday 28/01/07 - G.C.R. Winter Gala 2007 featuring guest locos 42968 & 49395 plus some resident locos and diesals. All these engines running extensive heavy freight trains as well as the passenger timetable.

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K&WVR Winter Steam Gala - 2007


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17/02/2007 - Two Lovely sunny days in February! Very unusual
4953 Pitchford Hall was this years guest engine and I spent most of Saturday afternoon chasing this engine around. On Sunday I arrived reasonable early and just caught Pitchford Hall on the freight train and then photographed the usual suspects in various locations

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ELR Winter Steam Festival - 2007


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Saturday 27/01/07 - A Dull cloudy day with with lots of action and engines in steam which include 2 x black 5`s - 45231 & 45407, Jubilee 5690 "Leander" ,6201 "Princess Elizabeth", 9F-92214, LMS Jinty-47324, 4F-44422 850 Lord Nelson and even more steam and smoke.

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Churnet Valley Railway - "Great Marquess" Weekend


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Saturday 13/01/07 - An assortment of pictures from the Churnet Valley Railway`s - Great Marquess Weekend, featuring 61994 -"The Great Marquess" and 7021 "Ditcheat Manor"

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Ribble Steam Railway - January Steaming - 2007


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06/01/2007 - Photographs from the Ribble Steam Railway winter steaming and also combining a trip around their museum with the Preston Model Railway Exhibition
A lovely stretch of line well over a mile long which crosses Preston Marina via a swing road/rail bridge and runs along the banks of the River Ribble towards Preston centre.

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ELR Autumn Steam Gala - 2006


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29/10/2006 - A few pictures taken from the classic location at Burrs country park on a dull Saturday morning of the 2006 E.L.R Autumn gala which include 71000 "Duke of Gloucester", 5690 "Leander", 80135, 47324, 44422 and Black 5 - 45407 as 45157.

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