Geoff's Colour Railway Photos

Page 3 - just steam - specials and preservation

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All pictures are copyright G A Cryer. If you wish to use them in any way, please check my copyright notes

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4472 Blea Moor   4472 Flying Scotsman heads north past Blea Moor with one of the Eric Treacy memorial trains, 30 September 1978
We had travelled earlier in the year on the train he had gone out to photograph. The memorial day passed in style - two steam specials in each direction
7029 Lapworth   7029 Clun Castle heads south near Lapworth, 3 May 1977
A view now obliterated by the M40
NER J21 Beamish   The ex-North Eastern Railway class C / LNER J21 no. 876 (BR 65033) at Beamish Museum, Co. Durham 15 July 1977
A unique survivor, which nearly didn't make it to preservation.
71000 Penmaenmawr   71000 Duke of Gloucester heads a North Wales Coast Express homewards near Penmaenmawr, 25 July 1990
When I saw it at Barry in 1968, I never imagined it would run again....
52044 at Keighley   Ex-L&YR Barton Wright 0-6-0 no.52044 (L&Y 957) heads a short train out of Keighley station, July 1976
Another very nice, and unique survivor.
KS3114/18 Llanwchllyn   Kerr Stuart 0-4-0ST No 3114 of 1918 arrives at Llanwchllyn on the Bala Lake Railway, 29 April 1984
Narrow gauge track on a standard gauge trackbed, on the same route (Ruabon - Barmouth) as the Llangollen Railway
Mallard at Dent   No 4468 "Mallard" hurries through Dent station with a Settle & Carlisle special, 17 July 1988
A lady in white trousers stepped into sight top left at the last moment. Isn't digital great!
43106 Foley Park   Ivatt 4MT 43106 approaches Foley Park tunnel with a Severn Valley Railway Santa train, December 1986
Best time to visit "the Valley" - lots of white steam, no heads out of the windows. (No light either, most weekends)
6000 Church Stretton   No 6000 King George V approaches the summit at Church Stretton with a southbound Welsh Marches special, 18 February 1984
A fondly remembered regular on the "North and West" until a few years ago.

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