Friday, 31 July 2009
*2-6-2 ex-GWR 45XX No4560
*0-6-0 ex-GWR 57XX No5775
*4-6-0 ex-LMS Black 5 No45156 "Ayrshire Yeomanry"
*4-6-2 ex-SR Battle fo Britain No34051 "Winston Churchill"
*Class 47 'Duff' 47 844 (Virgin Red)
*Class 31 'Ped' D5572 (BR Green)
*Class 50 'Hoover' named "Furious" (Network SE Livery)
The event included many different movements up and down the line with all of the action being recorded and placed on our Youtube channel. (The two-part video that results can be seen below. You can however see all of our garden railway video's at www.youtube.com/steampics ). Thanks for reading. Tomorrow I'll be back on 5" gauge rails with Sweet Pea Class No499 "John H Owen"...all being well! Good evening.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
After admiring the engine it was time to make our way to our Pullman car ready for dining again on the return run. We were actually quite 'lucky' as it started raining very (very!) heavily as soon as we'd got on the train! Oh well, were safe & sound in the beautifully restored Pullman Cars. Once at our table for two we ordered drinks before awaiting departure. Just before departure time the meals began to arrive. My mum had a salmon dinner but I had the chicken in peppercorn sauce...it was fantastic!...
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sunday 19th July:-Day Out on the Shakespeare Express (Main Line Railtour)
Sunday 26th July:-Volunteer Day at Shackerstone Loco Works
Saturday 1st August:-Passed Driver for Trainee Driver (Emma) at CMES
Sunday 2nd August:-Visit to GEC 50th Anniversary Gala (with Pete Waterman)
Fri 7th-Sun 9th August:-Shackerstone Weekend (1306 "Mayflower" in steam)
Sunday 16th August:-Volunteer Day at Shackerstone Loco Works
Sunday 23rd August:-Crew Day at RPMR
Saturday 29th August-Saturday 5th September:-Devon Holiday (for PDSR)
Sunday 6th September:-Volunteer Day at Shackerstone Loco Works
Saturday 12th September-Saturday 19th September:-Somerset Holiday (for WSR)
And More!! Busy, busy, Busy! Many more posts coming soon!
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Meanwhile, other locomotive's on the track included the following:-
*0-6-0 Simplex Side Tank
*0-4-0 BR Dock Shunter "Benella"
*0-4-0 BR 'Ride on Railway's built Shunter
*0-4-0 BR Radio-Control Dock Shunter
*0-6-0 MR Class 08 Diesel Shunter
*0-4-0 Sweet Violet Class Saddle Tank
*0-4-0 Bagnall Quarry Saddle Tank (Dragged Cold for Testing)
*Bo-Bo MR 'Sarah Siddons' locomotive
*Co-Co BR Class 37 Diesel
From the above list, all of the locomotive's were 5" gauge, apart from the Sweet Violet which is 3.5" gauge. The Bagnall was simply dragged around the track by myself using the Class 37 locomotive. This was for testing of the lubricator and the valve gear to check for any tight spots. Apart from losing a single valve pin the loco's tests were declared successful. By the way...The BBQ?...fantastic!!...well done to all! Next railway volunteering day will be "Back at Shack" next Sunday (12th). Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Today we filmed this video of the "steam services" on the garden railway. It was a red-hot day but we still managed to operate 8 round trips from Sutherland to Chilvers & back. The locomotives we ran were:- 56XX 0-6-2 No6600, 45XX 2-6-2 No4560 & 57XX 0-6-0 No5775. There was also an evening Pullman Dining Service, which ran with 4560, and this is briefly featured in the video. Simply click "Play" to view (also click "HQ" if applicable, for better quality). We hope you all enjoy the video. More posts coming soon!