Bulleid Merchant Navies, Spam Cans and rebuilds.

Bulleid Merchant Navies, Spam Cans and rebuilds



34010 Sidmouth



Friday 19th May 2017 I travelled to the Severn Valley Railway, Bridgenorth, for their Diesel Gala. I saw the boiler of rebuilt West Country class 34010 Sidmouth.



21C123 Blackmoor Vale



2004 I travelled with my mate Simon and his Dad to the Railfest at York. Sat at the entrance was Blackmoor Vale from the Bluebell Railway.







34027 Taw Valley



Friday 19th May 2017 I travelled to the Severn Valley Railway, Bridgenorth, for their Diesel Gala. I saw rebuilt West Country class 34027 Taw Valley peeking out of the shed.



34039 Boscastle



Sunday 11th September 2016 I travelled to the Great Central Railway, Loughborough, for their Autumn Diesel Gala, and again on Sunday 19th March 2017 for the Spring Diesel Gala. I saw rebuilt West Country class 34039 Boscastle.























34051 Winston Churchill



Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I travelled to the National Railway Museum. This was my chance to see the remaining restored funeral trail of Sir Winston Churchill and the cosmetically restored locomotive. Very tastefully done and very wel done too. The NRM finally has a worthy Southern locomotive to match Mallard, Duchess of Hamilton and King George V.

A return trip was made on Friday 27 May 2016 to Shildon, where photos were taken alongside Gresley V2 4771 Green Arrow.



46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


34053 Sir Keith Park



Friday 19th May 2017 I travelled to the Severn Valley Railway, Bridgenorth, for their Diesel Gala. I finally got to see rebuilt West Country class 34053 Sir Keith Park.





Sunday October 8th 2017 I travelled to the Great Central Railway, for their Autumn Gala.





































34067 Tangmere



I travelled to Crewe Works in 2006 for their open day. I saw mainline-certified 34067 Tangmere.









34081 92 Squadron



May 10th 2016, I travelled to the Nene Valley Railway for their diesel gala. I was able to see the nearly-completed restoration of the Battle of Britain Society engine.





Sunday October 8th 2017 I travelled to the Great Central Railway, for their Autumn Gala.


































































34092 City of Wells



June 8rd 2014, I travelled to Keighley for their diesel gala. I was able to see the just-completed restoration of 34092 AKA Wells and City of Wells.

















April 15th 2018, I travelled to Bury for their Class 40 60th Anniversary gala. I was able to see 34092 City of Wells.

46009 'Operation Smash Hit' display, Sat 28/12/2013..


46009 'Operation Smash Hit' display, Sat 28/12/2013..


103 Flying Scotsman, Sat 28/12/2013.


Class 20 pioneer D8000, Sat 28/12/2013..


55002 King's Own Yorkshire Light Regiment, Sat 28/12/2013..


Smokebox number of 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sat 28/12/2013.


34A King's Cross Top Shed plate, Sat 28/12/2013.


4468 Mallard, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


June 27th 2018, I travelled to Keighley for their 50th Anniversary gala. I was able to get haulage from 34092 City of Wells - twice.

4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


4489 Dominion of Canada, Sat 28/12/2013.


34101 Hartland



2004 I travelled to the North Yorkshire Railway with my mate Simon and his Dad, having been to the Railfest at York. At Grosmont I saw the sorry state of rebuilt West Country class 34101 Hartland.





35005 Canadian Pacific



In the Summer of 1994 I worked on the Great Central Railway. I spent time with 35005 and had a cab ride, here are a sample of images. I'll be looking to scan larger copies.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


35018 British India Line



On 4th October 2017 I realised that 35018 had gone to York on the previous Saturday 30th September and failed. Having realised she never left, I went up to the NRM and took these images. She was well hidden at the back, out of sight, her little end had gone. A return trip on 28 August 2018 saw me get a picture of her nameplate. Still out of sight...


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


35029 Ellerman Lines



Sectioned resident at the National Railway Museum in York. Seen many times, here are a sample of images.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.


46115 Scots Guardsman on the Scarborough Spa Express, Wed 31/7/2013.






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