Gala Weekend and
the Photographers' Special Day.
11/12 July 2009

Railway Gala weekend 2009

Bagnalls! Bagnalls! Bagnalls!

Well almost. We certainly had 4 for the week and a total of 6 steam locomotives in use for both the Photographers' Special Event on Monday 6 July and for the Gala itself.

The star of the show, the newly restored "Peter", looked resplendent in its new coat of Midland Crimson Lake paint.

However, the world of railway preservation being what it is, nothing can be guaranteed and in the event the only Bagnall that we were able to import was Armistice from the Bredgar and Wormshill Railway in Kent. But, those who didn't make it this time have all expressed interest in coming to Amberley at a later date. Watch this space.

A last minute substitute was found in the shape of P C Allen - an Orenstein & Koppel 0-4-0 well tank usually to be found at work on the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway in Bedfordshire. And, of course, "Cloister" is still with us so the numbers were still impressive - certainly the largest number of steam locos we have had running at Amberley ever.

But that's enough of my rambling, you want to see the photos, I'm sure.

Photographic Day
Special Photographic Charter
Gala Weekend
Railway Gala Weekend


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