The Mid Norfolk Railway Steam Gala on Friday 24th June 2016

4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot
 
4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot on Friday 24th June 2016 light engine at Derham station on Friday 4th June 2016.
 
The Royal Scot class of 4-6-0 steam locomotives were built by the London Midland and Scotish Railway (LMS) This Locomotive went to the USA in 1933 to the 'Century of Progress' exhibition in Chicago. It also went around the USA ad Canada afterwards befor returning home.
 
The locomotive was rebuilt in 1950. In 1962 it was withdrawn and went to Butlins holiday camp at Skegness as a static display. Then in 1971 it moved to Bressingham Gardens Steam Museum not to far away from the MNR at Diss in Norfolk. Royal Scot was steamed here giving foot plate rides for short time along a short length of track.
 
Then these footplates were stopped and it just steamed up and down this short  track light engine. When the boiler certificate ran out, it was left as a static display for the next 30 years.
 
It was to be 2009 be for this locomotive could be moved away from Bressingham to Crewe. A full overhaul was needed and it was to be 2015 befor Royal Scot hauled passengers once more at the Severn Valleys 2015 Autumn Steam Gala.
 
Royal Scot is mainline certificated and is owned by the Royal Scot Locomotive and General Trust.
 
4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot
 
4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot on Friday 24th June 2016 in Thuxton Mid-Norfolk Railway station.
 
4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot at Hardingham
 
4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot at Hardingham station on Friday 4th June 2016.
 
There were two run pasts at Hardingham station on the Friday of this three day event. Royal Scot is about to stop on the second one. (I had also seen the Duchess of Sutherlands runpast and had stopped on the other platform to see the Royal Scot's run past) Some of its passenger could get off and take a photo of Royal Scot at this private re-owed station. Trains do not stop here on normal days as the station is not open to the public. A4 Union of South Africa also did a run past in 2017 at Hardingham
 
Thank's to the owner of the station for letting us use his station.
 
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The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust
 
It was only around 1995 that The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust started to restore this line between Dereham and Wymondham. It now has 17.5 miles of track (11.5 miles is in use) which when its is all in use, will be one of longer preserved railways in the UK. A lot of the other preserved railways had already had a twenty year start when they started.
 
Trains run now between Dereham and Wymondham. The next section from Dereham to County School is next. There is a even longer term aim to reach as far as Fakenham. The way they are going, they may well get there.
 
The Mid-Norfolk Railway has a ever growing collection of heritage diesels, carriages and wagons which just gets bigger each year. When you go back you can see what has been done since last time you came.
 
Some of other the preserved railways have had things that have been ongoing for years, not The Mid-Norfolk Railway it just gets them done.
 
 
 

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