Tuesday 28 March 2023

East Somerset Railway Gala, 19th March 2023

 Images from the camera of Ian Knight.

The gala marked the return to traffic of GWR '5101'  4110 (Swindon, 1936) following its long restoration from Barry scrapyard condition), finished at Cranmore for the Dartmouth Steam Railway, for whom it will eventually work. Here seen running round at Mendip Vale.  

Preservation stalwart GWR 45xx 4555 (Swindon, 1924) is also on loan from Dartmouth.

LMS 2MT 46447 (Crewe, 1950) is seen running around at Mendip Vale.

1719 Lady Nan (Barclay, 1920).

Class 108 DMBS 51909 with DTC 56271 (both Derby, 1960).

4110 on a return to Cranmore. The last coach is the glass fibre S1000S built at Eastleigh, and used on Hayling Island services.