Sleeping Giants at Ropley

2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-SR unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 WadebridgeWith the excuse of taking more pictures of Christmas steam (for material for the Locoyard Advent Calendar!) , last Sunday I spent a few hours on the Watercress Line.  It was a fairly gloomy day, which really added to the already ample atmosphere of Ropley’s loco yard.

2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-SR unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 Wadebridge34007 Wadebridge was simmering, whilst U class 31806 and schools class 925 Cheltenham hauled Santa Services.

025 - 2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-SR unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 WadebridgeThere’s nothing quite like the smell and the spell of a steam loco yard and it’s always a pleasure to see these slumbering beasts!

027 - 2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - SR 850 Lord Nelson850 Lord Nelson is a magnificent machine and now that the preserved GWR King’s are out of action, it can temporarily hold the honour of the most powerful working 4-6-0 in the country!

2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - SR 850 Lord NelsonIn the spirit of Christmas, the plan for at Locoyard.com’s is for Christmas day be “decorated” by your winter steam photograph’s.  Click here for more details of how your steam photographs can be submitted!

2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - SR 850 Lord Nelson & class 08 D12049

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