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K1 at the Great Central Gala

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During the three days the K1 carried a wreath in memory of Dave Whitfield - Terry Newman

The K1 has been visiting the Great Central Railway. After some earlier photo charters, the K1 took part in the three days of the Great Central Winter Steam Gala last weekend – 24th to 26th January 2020. During the three days of the gala the K1 carried a wreath in memory of Dave Whitfield, a long standing member and volunteer, who had served ten years as a trustee of the NELPG.

About to depart with the Saturday 09.00 from Loughborough - Ed Bolam

Preparing for the Saturday 09.00 departure from Loughborough - Ed Bolam

Preparing for the Saturday 09.00 departure from Loughborough - Ed Bolam

Taking water prior to second run - Ed Bolam

Taking water prior to second run - Ed Bolam

Run round loop at Leicester North - Ed Bolam

Run round loop at Leicester North - Ed Bolam

Preparing for the Sunday 09.00 departure from Loughborough - Neal Woods

The 1903 North Eastern Railway autocar 3170 Sunday afternoon - Neal Woods

About to depart with the Sunday 09.00 from Loughborough - Terry Newman

K1 passed the autocar - Terry Newman

K1 passed the autocar - Terry Newman

Portrait of the restored North Eastern Railway autocar 3170 - Terry Newman

K1 Sunday 26th January 9am Departure from Loughborough - Brian Nunn

9.00 Loughborough to Leicester on Sunday - Maurice Burns

K1 26th January 11.15 am Departure from Loughborough - Brian Nunn

A week earlier, the K1 participared in a series of photographis charters. Brian Nunn took a set of photographs of a freight train.

Kinchley Lane - Brian Nunn

Quorn Yard - Brian Nunn

Bridge not known - Brian Nunn

Swithland - Brian Nunn - Brian Nunn

Swithland - Brian Nunn

The star of the show was undoubtably North Eastern Railcar autocar 3170. Originally built in 1903 as a petrol-electric railcar, this vehicle has been beautifully restored and is now diesel-electric.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 February 2020 12:55