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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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G & W Railway - Centenary Steam Gala - 2006


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


18/02/2006 - Pictures from their 2006 winter steam Gala with their resident fleet and guest
Guest engine LMS 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


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


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


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
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


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


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 @

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

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