and Taffy, Peter Pan, Ursula, Spirit et al...
Paddy and the Garratt
1 September 2007
We've been here before! Yes, it's 1st September 2007, and it's
the annual open day at Alan Keef Ltd, near Ross-on-Wye, and
a "special" day on the 15" gauge line at nearby Perrygrove.
Starring at Keef's were old friends Taffy and Peter Pan, and
newcomer "Paddy", a newly-built vertical boilered loco, plus
much else of interest (as always) including a fine new diesel
"Flynn" for the Longleat line, and the frames of "Lydia", who is to
be a new 2-6-2T for Perrygrove...
...where, after the obligatory pork-and-stuffing rolls, we went
to see three locomotives in action - "Spirit of Adventure", Ursula
and the 15" gauge replica of the 2' gauge K1 Garratt (ex-Bush Mill
Railway, Tasmania), making its first public appearance. The day
also marked the public launch back into traffic of
Heywood's Ducal saloon for the Eaton Hall Railway, by
none other than Sir Arthur's grandson...
Little more needs to be said - for further details, check
out the Rail Diaries' previous visits, and the web pages
of the sites themselves below
Alan Keef Ltd
Keef's Open Day
(Rail Diaries, Sept. '02)
The Perrygrove Railway
(Rail Diaries, Aug. '02)
Rishra and Ursula
(Rail Diaries, Sept '03)
Peter Pan, Pixie and Perrygrove
(RD, Sept '04)
Geoff’s Rail Diaries
The 15" gauge K1 in action, and Ursula on the