Last year I had the good fortune to attend the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam Gala and what a Gala it was. Originally it was planned to be an event where you able to see three of the National Railway Museums 4-4-0s in steam together. However as everyone knows the legendary GWR 4-4-0 City of Truro…
Over the last week or so Dave has been doing a great job of doing posts on all the locomotives that featured in this years Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala. I had the pleasure of attending the gala with Dave and got some good shots which I thought I’d share with you. This is actually…
Although 34007 Wadebridge is currently the Watercress Line’s only operational Bulleid Pacific, it was one of three running at the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014. The event provided all three (currently) possible mechanical variations of Bulleid Pacific – unrebuilt light pacific, rebuilt light pacific and rebuilt Merchant Navy. Wadebridge is an example of an…
34007 Wadebridge is currently the Watercress Line’s only operational Bulleid Pacific. It is pictured at Ropley on Fathers Day in wet conditions.
The Watercress Line’s Great Spring Steam Gala
I am very happy to report that the Watercress Line’s Great Spring Gala truly lived up to its name and then some! Not only was it Great, but it was fantastic!
This Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March, the Watercress Line will be holding their Great Spring Steam Gala.
Whilst waiting for passing trains at Ropley on the Watercress Line, I took some time to get a set of pictures of Bulleid unrebuilt West Country pacific 34007 Wadebridge. I hope you enjoy the results!
Last Sunday, after exploring Alton (click here to read that article) I dropped into Ropley. As ever, there was much going on there;
Today’s Bad Weather has given a good excuse to publish a few pictures taken in 2011 of Ropley on the Watercress Line, in terrible weather conditions. Rather than snow, it was torrential rain on the day which made for some great