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Published on Apr 22, 2012
While most people headed for North Wales for the Llangollen Railway, down in Cornwall the Bodmin & Wenford Railway held a Spring Gala with a very special guest. For the first time since 1925 02 Class W24 'Calbourne' made a visit to the mainland from its home base on the Isle of Wight Railway to run alongside two former L.S.W.R locomotives.
Locomotives in service:- 02 class W24 'Calbourne' LSWR 2-4-0WT 'Beattie Well Tank' No 30587 LSWR 4-4-0 Drummond T9 No 30120 GWR 2-6-2T Prairie Tank No 5552 GWR 2-8-0T No 4247
The video features action from the Lineside and at Bodmin General, with a few rain showers the day was mostly cloudy at times with a strong winds.
Shots featured in the video are -- - W24 & 30587 at Charlies Gate with a train for Bodmin General - 4247 departs Bodmin General for Boscarne Junction - 5552 arrives into Bodmin General - 4247 at Beacon Road bridge arriving into Bodmin General - 5552 at Crabtree Lane with a service for General - 30587 & 30120 at Sunnybank - 30120 is seen near Charlies Gate with the B Set - W24 & 30120 double head at Crabtree Lane - 5552 passes Charlies Gate with a service for Bodmin Parkway - 5552 passes Charlies Gate in the other direction for Bodmin General