Created 18-Jan-14
Modified 18-Jan-14
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The weather is never likely to be a strong point when a steam gala is held in January, and today was no exception - dull damp and chilly. But the three resident BR black locos were supplement by two welcome visitors: the return to an old stamping ground of BR Standard 4 2-6-0 No 76084 (a twin of the late lamented No 76079) and a return visit after 10 years of the impressive ex LNER B1 4-6-0 No 61264.

A welcome innovation at this gala was the use of Pete Waterman's restored observation coach (the 'obbo') behind the engine on one of the trains, allowing armchair travel and a cuppa for a modest sum - highly recommended!

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