6880 Betton Grange was the star of the show at Warley National Model Railway show. The locomotive which is under construction at Llangollen was seen for the first time in public with a boiler in place., The boiler was from the groups other locomotive Cogan Hall, which had been fitted to work out where pipping should go. I finally took the opportunity to sign up, why don't you too visit www.6880.co.uk for full membership and sponsorship details. It was my first visit to Warley, which takes place in Hall 5 of the NEC, and what an enjoyable day. Patience is key to the day with a large crowd for both viewing of layouts and bargains (the Bachmann returned stock stand was particularly busy... where I managed to get myself an industrial Jinty and some Scenecraft buildings for knockdown prices). Click here for my gallery for images from the day.
The Preserved Railway Whats On Guide is currently being updated regularly with 2017 events listings as they can come in:
Click here to visit the 2017 Complete Listings
Click here to visit the 2017 Steam Galas Page
I'm also adding more pictures into the Locomotive Galleries, so why not check out these pages while your visiting.
The Severn Valley Railway, held a Season Finale Steam Gala, over the first weekend of November. I visited on the Sunday, which was a day of mixed weather. GWR (ex-Port Talbot Railway) 0-6-0ST 813 is seen above departing Hampton Loade in the beautiful morning sunlight, the fresh form overhaul locomotive was the star of the show for myself; alongside the East Lancs Crab 13065 which looked magnificent at the head of the rake of LMS coaches. Click here for a link to my stills and video gallery from the event.
Preserved Railway from Lee Andrew Davies
A website with two purposes, to deliver annual listings of events on Preserved Railways throughout the UK, and to display my collection of photos and videos from preserved railways and main line.