Vintage Trains Vintage Style
You've missed the 1999
Starlight Specials and Giants of Steam
Saturday 23rd October 1999
- Five Pre-Grouping steam engines were in action
- STARLIGHT STEAM trains ran until 10 o'clock in the evening
- Goods Train formed of SECR and LBSCR vehicles
- Special photographic opportunities and flood-lighting
- Trains were formed of pre-nationalisation and pre-grouping coaches:
- Three-coach Southern Railway Maunsell set
- SECR and LBSCR set, including the recently restored LBSCR First, No.7598
Sunday 24th October 1999
GIANTS of Steam
Photos: the following four photos were sent in by Jon Bowers. The weather was not kind to photographers on the Sunday!
'Camelot' at Horsted Keynes
- Bluebell's BIG steam engines showed their metal
- Intensive timetable
- Visiting North British Railway C Class (LNER J36) Locomotive No.65243 "Maude" from the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway was in steam shunting the vintage goods train at Horsted Keynes
North British Railway C Class No.673 Maude
NBR 673 was built by Neilson & Co. of Glasgow in 1891. After War Service
on the Western Front during the First World War, it was named "Maude"
after Lt. Gen. Maude, Commander of the British Forces in Mesopotamia. It
was based at Haymarket and Bathgate before purchase by the SRPS in 1966.
During the 1980s NBR673 travelled widely on the main line, operating
SRPS Railtours, the 1984 Mallaig Steam Specials and, most notably, a
round trip from Falkirk under its own power to the Rainhill 150
Celebrations in 1980. A major overhaul was completed in 1992, since when
No. 673 has been in regular use on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.
History of "Maude" taken from the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway web site, with permission.
British Rail 4MT 75027 approaches 3-arch bridge
Southern Railway Bulleid C1 north of Sharpthorne tunnel
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