Nene Valley Railway 'Spring Diesel Gala' 20.05.2012 Part 1/4





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Published on May 31, 2012

Part 1/4. The Nene Valley Railway held it's 'Spring Diesel Gala' over the weekend of the 19th and 20th May 2012. This video features all the action from the second day of the event. Many locations are featured including; Station Road Crossing, Castor Bank, Mill Lane Bridge, Lynches Bridge, Splash Dyke, Orton Mere Station, Longueville Junction, Ferry Meadows Station and Wansford Station.

Resident loco's operating at the event included, Class 31 No. 31108 and Class 14 No. 14029. Visiting loco's included, Class 55 No. 55019 'Royal Highland Fusilier' (from the Deltic Preservation Society based at Barrow Hill), Class 47 No. 47812, Class 31 No. 31602 (both from Nemis Rail), Class 31 No. 31601, Class 56 No. 56312 (both from BARS) and Class 66 No. 66745 (from GBRf and still in Colas livery).

We start with a shot of No. 55019 'Royal Highland Fusilier' at Station Road Crossing with the deltic opening up in fine style heading towards Peterborough Nene Valley, then a quick move to Mill Lane Bridge and we see the deltic return upgrade on the return journey, No. 47812 is seen heading towards Peterborough Nene Valley down Castor Bank, No. 66745 heads towards Wansford light engine after coming off the Fletton Branch from the mainline, No. 47812 is then heads towards Wansford at Lynches Bridge, No. 31601 (leading) and No. 31602 double heading the next working to Peterborough Nene Valley opening up before the approaches to Ferry Meadows Station, No. 31601 (leading) and No. 31602 head back to Wansford up Castor Bank, No. 56312 (leading) and No. 31601 head into Orton Mere Station and No. 56312 (leading) and No. 31601 arriving and departing Ferry Meadows for Wansford.

Next a series of shots from Wansford Station. No. 31602 (leading) and No. 31108 at the rear of a passenger working for Yarwell Junction with No. 14029 leading from the front, shots of 31601 and 56312 before we see No. 31602 (leading) and No. 31108 arrive back, No. 47812 arrives back at Wansford as No. 31602 (leading) and No. 31108 depart for Peterborough Nene Valley, a few shots of 31601 and 55019 'Royal Scots Grey', movements from No. 56312, movements from No. 47812 and No. 14029, No. 31602 (leading) and No. 31108 arrive back at Wansford and then No. 56312 departs for Peterborough Nene Valley.

Hightlights included seeing Class 55 No. 55019 'Royal Highland Fusiler' in action on the gardients of the Nene Valley Railway.

*Nice to to meet and briefly talk to 34027 (Jason) and HST43049 (Colin).*


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