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Kirklees Light Railway Steam and Diesel Gala 2018

Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

On the 8th September I headed to Clayton West for the Kirklees Light Railway (KLR) Steam and Diesel Gala. The event was publicised as ‘Moor Steam’ because they had several visiting locos made by the Exmoor Steam Railway workshops. When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see the Bassett Lowe4-4-2 Atlantic ‘Count Louis’ being turned on the turntable. Obviously, the KLR had more guests than I had expected!

One of the larger, Class 30, Atlantics she was built in 1924 for the famous racing driver Count Louis Zborowski for the Higham Railway that ran around his estate in Kent. ‘Count Louis’ ran for many years at the Fairbourne Railway. She’s a lovely looking loco.

The KLR had organised a busy timetable, all of the trains were double-headed and it was a great opportunity to see lots of different 15 inch gauge locos.

Let’s look at some Exmoors. Outside…

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