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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

West Lancashire Light Railway - 10 August 2013

All other measures having failed the old laptop has been temporarily retired and I am now on another device.

The 2013 Gala at this lovely little railway was excellent. A sensible approach for accommodating enthusiasts was to sell photo permits for those who wished to station themselves along the line with hi-vis vests to be worn.

There were two visiting steam locomotives and three of the home-based steam locomotives running. Also on display were three locomotives for restoration.
Bagnall SYBILof 1906 being placed by 1907 Orenstein and Koppel UTRILLAS

1923 Fowler 0-6-0WT being shunted by the Kerr Stuart JOFFRE, last seen at Thirkeld

1903 Hunslet quarry tank IRISH MAIL temporarily
without a boiler.

There is an interesting collection of diesels such as this 1934 Simplex.
"Breadbin' cab Simples
An intensive service was run, with locomotives being rotated at Becconsall and the terminus at Delph.

UTRILLAS and fellow O&K MONTALBAN with a 'Planet' diesel

Hudswell Clarke Lautoka 19 and Kerr Stuart JOFFRE

MONTALBAN on demonstration freight train

Visiting Hunslet SYBIL MARY

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