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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Amberley Museum - 13 July 2013

This was the day for a trip down to the Amberley Museum in Sussex with my good friend Richard Horne. The weather was even better than when I had last visited with Richard in 2001, with Bob McKillop and Bill Hanks.

The occasion was the museum railway gala weekend, and the two active steam locomotives were hauling passengers with a visiting steam loco and some of the diesel and battery locomotives from the collection on demonstration runs.

This is a well-presented volunteer operation.

Resident Bagnall 1918 0-4-0ST PETER

A rare Ransomes & Rapier diesel and a Wingrove & Robers 0-4-0BE, with a 972mm gauge Orenstein & Koppel diesel behind 
A beautifully presented 1936 John Fowler 4wDM

Dublin's entry in the indirect drive stakes - a 1920 Spence 1ft 10in gauge locomotive for the Guinness Brewery, although the design is much older.
The resident Groudle Glen Bagnall 2-4-0T POLAR BEAR of 1905 was on its first day back into service following overhaul.

A nicely presented 2ft 6in gauge Hudson GoGo tractor of 1932 in the museum.
A more modern Leeds product - a 1980 Hunslet on a demonstration train.

An older 1937 Hunslet 4wDM
A beautifully restored standard gauge "Simplex" diesel was also in operation.

The bright sunshine showed off to perfection the deep blue of visiting Andrew Barclay JACK, last seen at Amerton a few weeks ago.

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