Railscene No. 44

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Steam news: Flying Scotsman visits Dorset and a hire period on the Swanage Branch. Scenes of it
arriving by road and operating on the branch.
Gala time at the East Lancs with Black Five No. 5407 and visiting GW engines, Odney Manor and
Clun Castle plus celebrity Jubilee No. 5552 Silver Jubilee (5553 Kolhapur).
Bluebell Railway sees the newly-built station at Kingscote opened with ‘C’ Class No. 592 all
dressed up and U Class 1618 also in operation.
Gala days at the Dean Forest Railway. Midland 1F No. 41708 re-numbered 1780 for the weekend.
Also newly overhauled small Prairie No. 5541 and Pannier No. 9681.
Mid-Hants Railway receives its first Great Western type in preservation. No. 7029 Clun Castle
appeared alongside Nos. 35005, 34105, 30506, 73096 (as 73080) and the S160 in wartime black.
The Foxfield Railway with no fewer than nine industrial engines working mineral and passenger
trains up the 1 in 19 incline.
Bluebell steam gala showing MN Class No. 35027 Port Line and Baxter with Nos. 847 and 263.
Great Central Railway witnesses the NRM’s Duchess No. 46229 Duchess of Hamilton which was
being run in following wheel and axle overhaul.
No. 75014 returns to operations following an overhaul on the NYMR along with scenes of
No. 34027 Taw Valley.
Cab Ride – Crianlarich to Oban: A view from the cab of a Class 158 along the stunning
route to Oban.
Midland Railway: Diesel gala included a triple-header with Class 50007, 55015 and 47401.
Also seen are 31162, 46045, 20227 and 45113.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Summer on the island with A1X No. 8 Freshwater and J94 No. 198.
Main Line: We see Duchess of Hamilton to and from Scarborough.
Steam on the Met – with N2 No. 69523 at Watford, Amersham and Rickmansworth.
Also Pannier L99, 80079 and Class 20227 with Sarah Siddons.
West Highland Centenary – A special feature showing Nos. 2005 and
3442 Great Marquess with Class 37s, Nos. 37152 and 37221 in Intercity livery as they
arrive at Fort William to great celebration.
Approximately 90 minutes duration