Went to the GBRF diesel gala on the Bluebell today. Very nice selection of locos plus the Bluebells own 09 doing brakevan/observation coach trips.
The weather to be frank was appalling but plenty of people about despite the April showers.
Here are the photos
73 & 66 at East Grinstead
09 running round at Horstead Keynes on the observation coach and then at Sheffield Park with said coach
To show the 09 was rather busy then the brakevan special
And so returned to Horstead Keynes on the 4TC set which is in a rather peculiar teak imitation livery. I did take a photo with the camera so will post along with Colas 47 that was also brought in.
Here is the 73/9 which took me to Horstead totally different sound to the bog standard 73 as it has been refurbished.
Later on I went back to Sheffield Park but there was time for this in the buffet.
One pint of Dark Stars Hophead.
So back to Sheffield Park behind 2x class 20 & the 73 although on its arrival at Horstead before I boarded this train was brought in by the 66 & 73 combination from earlier.
By this time I was rather cold and wet so took the train to Sheffield Park and then back to East Grinstead. At Horstead saw the 66 again
And as I could, got out at Kingscote for a scout round whilst waiting for the down train to arrive.
Finally we arrived back at East Grinstead and it was time to bid farewell to GBRF but not before I took photos of the 20s
An enjoyable day but I was still glad for the warmth of the Electrostar going home!
Thank you GBRF and of course the Bluebell for hosting the gala 👍😀