SVR Gala September 2010
Being brought up train-spotting on the LMS I was always used to the power of the Duchesses and thought that they were unbeatable, although another of my favourite classes – the Jubilees – was also at the SVR in the form of ‘Leander’.Jubilee Class ‘Leander’ waiting to leave Bridgnorth
Since I have returned to steam railways, however, I have come to appreciate the GWR locomotives, and although not having the power of some Classes on the GWR, I think that the ‘City of Truro’ is the finest engine I have ever seen, going on looks alone.City of Truro coming into the yard at Bridgnorth to coal-up.
I paid my first visit to the Engine House at Highley on this trip – most impressive.Leander about to leave Highley, with the Engine House top of the picture.Jinty in the Engine House – wouldn’t look out of place at Chasewater!MR Compound No.1000Stannier 8F No. 48773 – also in the Engine House.Looking back to Highley Station from the balcony of the Engine House – not a cloud in the sky!One of the home fleet – pannier tank No. 5164 at Hampton Loade.34070 Battle of Britain Class ‘Manston’
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