Excitement Builds for the Watercress Line Autumn Steam Gala 2014


Picture courtesy of GWSRAlex

Just a quick post tonight to mention that the Watercress Line will be holding their Autumn Steam Gala from 24-26th October 2014.  The event will be covered here on locoyard by Simon and I in some detail!  This year there is distinctly a western theme with four GWR visitors (14xx Tank 1450, Castle Class 5029 Nunney Castle, Modified Hall Class No. 6960 Raveningham Hall and GWR 42xx Tank 4270,) whilst BR standard 7MT class returns, albeit on static display in Ropley. 

Note that some of the pictures below feature classmates of attending locomotives.

42xx 4277

Picture curtsey of Shirl Turner

2013 The Moonraker Mainline Tour - Salisbury - GWR 4073 Castle Class - 5043 Earl of Mount EdgcumbeDidcot Railway Centre - class 53xx 5322 & 69xx 6998 Burton Agnes HallNeedless to say I’m very excited about the event!  For more information on the Gala, please click here.

4 thoughts on “Excitement Builds for the Watercress Line Autumn Steam Gala 2014

  1. Good to see some proper motive power there 😛 Looking forward to you coverage, lets hope it goes better than my attempt at the SVR…


    • Cheers Alex, really looking forward to it, especially the autotrain!
      P.S. I remember last year, hearing that on the Friday the large prairie tank ran out of fuel and had to be rescued by a Bulleid pacific! A Swindon built machine rescued by a Bulleid, who’d of thought it?!


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