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North Norfolk Railway Spring Steam Gala 2015

NNR spring gala

Loco Yard

The North Norfolk Railway’s annual steam gala was held on the weekend of the 6th to the 8th March, and what a spectacular weekend it was.

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The visitors were LNER Class D49 Morayshire, which was visiting from Scotland, a 4-4-0 locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley, courtesy of the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Railway Preservation Society. The other visitor was GWR Tank 1501, a 0-6-0 pannier tank locomotive built by British Rail Western Region, visiting from the Severn Valley Railway, and is owned by the 1501 Pannier Tank Association.

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The home fleet consisted of 9F 92203 ‘Black Prince’, B12 8572, Standard 4 76084, Y7 985 and 1700 Wissington. An intensive timetable was in operation, and the famous Quad-Art coaches were utilised, as well as a DMU, non operational, but used as coaching stock, due to one of the MK1 coaches had a wheel flat, due to the guard leaving…

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