'Steam Gala 2012'
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The Great Central Railway Winter Gala January 2012
The 2012 winter gala was called the Big One this was because they had a lot of steam locomotives running that weeked in January 2012.
GWR Hall class locomotive 4953 Pitchford Hall at Loughborough
8F 8624 2-8-0 in LMS black at Quorn and Woodhouse on a train to Loughborough
30777 King Arthur class 4-6-0 Sir Lamiel at Loughborough
LMS 0-6-0T 47406 This class of LMS shunting engine is known as the Jinties
Drummond M7 number 53 painted in war time black at Quorn and Woodhouse station.
Pages on The 2012 Winter Gala at the Great Central Railway
The Great Central Railway Class 8K 2-8-0 no. 63601 . This locomotive which is on loan from National Railway Museum and and is based at todays Great Central Railway.---
8F 8624 2-8-0 is the only surviving Sothern built 8F was built at Ashford in 1943 by the Southern Railway. Saved from Barry and overhauled at Peak Rail. It was painted in fictional LMS crimson lake
GWR Hall class locomotive 4953 Pitchford Hall. This was also another locomotive from Barry scrap yard
GNR Gresley class N2 0-6-2T in GNR colours as 1744. This engine is based at the GCR.
30777 King Arthur class 4-6-0 steam locomotive Sir Lamiel . This engine is also based at the GCR
GNR Gresley class N2 0-6-2T in GNR colours as 1744. This engine is based at the GCR
BR built LMS Ivatt Mogul 46521. This was another locomotive from Barry scrap yard.
LMS 0-6-0T 47406 This class of LMS shunting engine is known as the Jinties. This was yet another locomotive saved from the Barry scrap yard. This engine is based at the GCR.
BR standard class 7 no.70013 Oliver Cromwell. This locomotive is part of National Railway Museums collection.
Drummond M7 number 53 painted in war time black this locomotive is based at the Swanage Railway.
For the end of January the weather was very good. A lot better even than some of the 2012 summer later on in the year.
The Great Central Railway runs from Loughborough to Leicester North station close to the Leicester outer ring road. There are stations at Rothey and at Quorn & Woodhouse. The head quarters of the railway is at Loughborough were the engine shed is and the main shop ect. The railway has a large collection of steam and diesel engines
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