A RAIL37 Churnet Valley Railway picture report

CHURNET VALLEY RAILWAY
STEAM GALA
7th February 2009

5199 entering Cheddleton Station en route for Froghall.

Next train out was hauled by 45231 "Sherwood Forester".

Class 4F number 44422 storming up-bank on its way to Leekbrook.....

.....ably assisted by "Jinty" 47279.

"Ring Haw" leaving Cheddleton.

5199 returning North passing Cheddleton's snow capped mountain range.

Diesel No6 "Roger Bennett" was idle in the yard.

Elton Crossing box looking in need of some TLC.

Down the line at Froghall, 44422 and 47279 were brought to a halt outside the station while various items of stock were repositioned - it was a complicated day for the railway.

Later "Ring Haw" excelled as it stormed out of the station at Froghall.

Cute eh!

It was cheating slightly as 44422 and 47279 were banking....

....and a fine sight it made.

Later the two bankers dropped back into Froghall station.

Where they both took on water.

The pair then left to transfer across to the down platform....

.....where their train was waiting.

The DMU appeared alongside the 4F and the Jinty.

It then left for Consall before returning to allow the steam haulage to head North.

Eventually we had steam thrashing out of the station.

The 4F was performing well.

The pair were helped out by the Prairie tank.

Froghall station through the road bridge.

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