SVR Diesel Gala May 2016
The initial huge disappointment that the star exhibit 40013 plus 26007 were not to work at the Gala was soon thrashed away
with the likes of 1015, 31452, 33035 and the 2 pair of 20's in full cry over the 2 days i was there. Good to see many old faces
too and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. Yes the 4TC was a bit of a wedge but i've seen far worse on LM short formed
peak service....Many thanks to all at the SVR for a superb event. The new diesel shed at Kidder looks excellent too.
As far as i know, the following 21 locos all worked ...
1015, 3022, 4100, 20059/20188, 20142/20205, 31162, 31452, 33035, 37716, 46045, 50008, 50035, 50049, 55002, 55019, 66763, 68025, 73951, 73952
are arriving with the 1123 Kidderminster - Bridgnorth and made a fine racket on departure too!
here making between connections/leaps a lot easier. Ironic as station staff in the past here have taken great pleasure in flagging off the Southbound service seconds after the Northbound
one has arrived with customers just leaping across the footbridge hoping too make it. .."old bashers never forget...!!!!"
A big thanks to all involved at the SVR , a fantastic few days...