Tuesday, 28 May 2013

GWR - 2013 Cotswold Steam Celebration

A selection of pictures from this weekends event at the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway. The line has suffered a number of set backs in recent years but has now regained its place in the premier league of preserved lines benefiting from an extension to the North of Toddington. 

Here we see sole surviving B12 No 8572 at Cheltenham Racecourse Station awaiting its next turn of duty.



 Standard tank No 80072 arriving from Laverton at the Racecourse Station.


At Toddington yard two locomotives are seen in an advanced state of restoration to working order. Here is Southern Region Merchant Navy Class locomotive no  35006 'Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co'


GWR No 4270 built to haul heavy coal trains in South Wales.


GWR Hall Class No 7903 'Foremarke Hall' departing Toddington. 


  Standard tank No 80072 at Toddington.


GWR No 2807 at Toddington 


 Southern region Schools Class No 925 'Cheltenham' with a service from Cheltenham Racecourse arriving at Toddington. This locomotive is part of the National Collection and based at the Mid Hants Railway.


1 comment:

Denis Mason said...

Fantastic photos Chris, they bring back great memories of my youth. My family were pre-war GWR employees at Swindon, and built those fine steam locomotives. Denis Mason.