Monthly Archives: April 2013

Update 757. Bodmin Spring Steam Gala, April 2013

We just happened to be down in Cornwall for the Saturday & Sunday of this gala. The cottage we were staying at was within walking distance of Boscarne Junction, so that is where many photos were taken. Photography was not easy, with rain much of the time. Locos in action were 1369, 1501, 1638, 4247 & 6435.

Link to photos on 13/04/13

Link to photos on 14/04/13

1369 is seen leaving Boscarne Junction

Update 756. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Diesel Gala 2013, 26/04/13

Travelling to the KWVR by train meant I only had just over 5 hours there, so had to make the most of that time. Diesels working were as follows – 20020, 20031, 25059, D7628, 26038, 37075, 37264 & D0226. My first journey was with 20031 & 20020 From Keighley to Oxenhope, then 25059 & D7628 to Haworth. From Haworth, 37264 to Oxenhope and back to Keighley. 85 photos in total uploaded, 25 of which have been included in another album for a “quick view” of the day.

Link to all 85 photos

Link to 25 selected photos

26038 is seen heading away from Keighley, with 37264 in the background

Update 752. Dunrobin & 75069 inside Bridgnorth workshops, 21/04/13

We had booked for a meal on the Venturer and as it was members & shareholders weekend the workshops at Bridgnorth were open for visitors. We waited for our train to be shunted into platform 1 after the Limited had departed, so there was not very much time to have a wander around, but I did take a couple of photos. Almost forgot, the loco on our train was 2857.

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I think the last time I photographed 75069 was in 2002, when it carried the number 75072 during the S&D weekend, it wasn’t in working order though.

Update 750. 1450, 34007 & 80072 at Arley, 06/04/13

The weather is improving & KC is now coming with us at weekends. A few photos at Arley before heading to the arboretum for some long shots across the valley. Little did I realise that these would be my final shots of 34007, as it did not run on Sunday – and I missed the chimney first northbound shot as it worked the first train off Kidderminster and not the second as planned.

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A different shot for a change, 1450 seen from the arboretum