L. B. & S. C. R.  Centenary Weekend

18th November 2000

This event was held to mark the 100th Anniversary of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and featured a number of locomotives built at that company's Brighton works.  There were two visitors for the event, 8 'Freshwater' and 11 'Newport', both Terrier tank engines from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.  On the day I was there it was too dark to photograph 'Newport' on the occasions when I saw her.  It was also, unfortunately, too dark to photograph the triple-headed Terriers.

65 at Sheffield Park that morning with the Metropolitan coaches

Visiting engine 8 'Freshwater' at Sheffield Park...

...double-heading with 473 'Birch Grove'

The double-header at Horsted Keynes, awaiting departure.

8's nameplate

The pair depart north for Kingscote.

21C123 'Blackmore Vale' at Kingscote on a much larger train than the Terriers could manage!

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