Sunday, 3 September 2017

Heritage Shunter Trust Gala

On Saturday i headed up to Rowsley South via Peak Rail to attend the Heritage Shunter Trust's Autumn gala. A chance to see the various preserved shunters out in the sunshine instead of crammed into the shed (and thus much easier to photograph!) I also had a couple of brake van rides hauled by a Class 01 and a Class 02. Haulage i didn't think i would ever experience.

In my younger days such locomotive types were just things i saw in books, they were withdrawn from service by the time i was interested in railways and besides were based in far flung parts of the country i could never dream of visiting. I never thought i'd ever see one for real, never mind be pulled in a train by one! You can see my photos here.