For only the second time in its history, the ELR welcomed a green Duchess to its metals, and inevitably it was the star of the Autumn steam gala. It was great to see this massive and beautiful machine on my 'home' railway, and to be able to get up close and personal. There was also time on the Saturday morning for a glimpse of the other six locos in the gala.
On the Sunday morning at 6 am the moon was shining brightly in a clear sky so I decided to head for Burrs where the Duchess was doing an early morning mini-charter with a train of vans. Then the clouds came in and ruined any chance of a decent photo. I have included one though, just to prove I was there.
© Peter Hewitt's Transport Pictures