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Monday, September 16, 2013

Perrygrove - 27 August 2013

Today I visited Alan Keef Ltd - more of that following their Open Day - and Patrick Keef very kindly took me to the nearby Perrygrove Railway, a 1ft 3in gauge line that is the creation of the Crofts family and now a popular attraction in the Royal Forest of Dean. We were treated like royalty and had an enjoyable time. There are steep grades and the locomotive has to work hard.
Patrick admiring LYDIA, his Company's 2008 2-6-2T, which was operating trains

JUBILEE, a 1994 Hunslet (of Jenbach design)
URSULA - a recreated Heywood 0-6-0T

The Garratt built in Tasmania in 1994

Exhibits in the Sir Arthur Heywood display

BLAKOVESLEY, reputedly the first steam outline combustion locomotive
ever built (in 1910) but the Tarrant loco for Melbourne Zoo
predates it by 6 years.

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