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The Bluebell Railway's 2009

BRANCH LINE WEEKEND


4 SECR engines lined up - 21 Feb 2009

P-class with Mixed train - Brian Easter - 22 Feb 2009

 

was on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd February

 

The weekend featured an intensive passenger steam train service using our vintage branch line locomotives - photo right shows SECR No.753 with our Victorian 4-wheelers and pre-grouping goods vehicles on a mixed train on 22nd February (Brian Easter).

 

Six locomotives were in steam each day (see below) including the visiting South Eastern & Chatham Railway P-class locomotive No.753 (visiting from the Kent & East Sussex Railway), together with our own SECR O1-class No.65 and C-class No.592.

The locomotive line-up:

SECR P-class 753 SER 65 592 Fenchurch GWR Dukedog 4MT tank 80151 U-class 1638

753, 65 and 592 tripleheader - Derek Hayward - 22 Feb 2009

Additional Attractions


U-class with SR train - Derek Hayward - 22 Feb 2009 Carriage stock in use:


Photos below show, from the Saturday: The Dukedog with the SR train (Edward Dyer), Fenchurch with the mixed train (Derek Hayward), 80151 (David Haggar), the C and the O1 together for the impromptu double-header (Derek Hayward), and the P-class heading the mixed train (David Warwick) and then from the Sunday: 9017 (Tony Sullivan), U-class 1638 back in action after boiler work (John Simmonds), the triple header with the O1, C and the Dukedog (John Goss) and the SECR triple header (Derek Hayward)

Dukedog with SR train - Edward Dyer - 21 Feb 2009 Fenchurch with mixed train - Derek Hayward - 21 Feb 2009 80151 - David Haggar - 21 Feb 2009 65 and 592 at Sloop Bridge - Derek Hayward - 21 Feb 2009 P-class 753 with mixed train - David Warwick - 21 Feb 2009 Dukedog with the Mets - Tony Sullivan - 22 Feb 2009 U-class approaches HK - John Simmonds - 22 Feb 2009 Triple-header - John Goss - 22 Feb 2009 753, 65 and 592 tripleheader - Derek Hayward - 22 Feb 2009

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