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Steam locomotive festival!
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No: 6691   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Wales
Steam locomotive festival!

How about that?
A 10 Header. Steam, Steel and Stars 2 Gala at the Llangollen Railway
Sunday 27th April 2009 the last day of the 9 day Gala is "Cavalcade" day and what a fabulous sight the 10 make as they approach Carrog station.
They were accelerating as they came into view and what with the whistling this was truly the most amazing sight and sound that I have ever heard on a steam railway!!!
I estimated that there were over 1000 people watching here alone there were many more at the next station down the line.
Picture added on 28 April 2009 at 07:23
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Steel, Steam and Stars 2 Gala, Wales
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Wonderful, John!
I had intended to go to this celebration at Llangollen myself but work got in the way . . .
How about identifying them all, from the Dukedog leading the procession to the Royal Scot at the end?

Added by Peter Langsdale on 28 April 2009.
OK then here we go from the left----
9017, Dukedog class from Bluebell Railway
5526, 4500 class from South Devon
3440, City class owned by NRM York
6430, 6400 class resident
5643, 5600 class from Lakeside now homeless staying at Llangollen
5519, 5101 class resident
246, D49 class from Bo'ness & Kineil
1306, B1 class from Nene Valley
44806 renumbered 44801 for the Gala, Black 5 class resident
6100, Royal Scot class Bressingham
And there you have it fabulous.

Added by John Southall on 28 April 2009.
Many thanks, John, I am kicking myself for not throwing a sickie and flying over to see that! Quite possibly a sight that will never be seen again! Was it on the last day, as I believe this event spread over a week or more?

Added by Peter Langsdale on 29 April 2009.
This was the second one, 2 years ago, they had 11 locos. The plan was for 12 this time but 3802 failed a few weeks ago and (4)5690 was not ready in time. The Gala lasted for 9 days, we were there for the last 3. The cavalcade was the last item on the program except for our train, with 6100 on the front, and 9 on the drawbar. Whether they will manage it again who knows. I would just say that the guys organising it did look as though they were having a great time so here's hoping....

Added by John Southall on 29 April 2009.
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