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Old 18th May 2023, 20:41
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BR-built Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T No.41313 has been added to the line up for the Spa Valley Railway's Summer Steam Up (now renamed the Southern Steam Up!), taking place on Saturday/Sunday 17/18 June, joining SE&CR O1 class 0-6-0 No.65 (visiting from the Bluebell Railway) and the line's other operational locomotives for 2023 - ex-SR 'Battle of Britain' pacific No.34072 '257 Squadron', CR 812 class 0-6-0 No.828 (subject to completion of axlebox repairs) & Hunslet 0-6-0 No.2890.
No.41313 is visiting from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and making it's first visit to the mainland since 2017 when it ran at the East Somerset Railway following the completion of it's contract overhaul at Cranmore. No.41313 also had a short spell in 1953 based at Three Bridges Depot (75E) and may have travelled over the line to Tunbridge Wells during that time.
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Old 19th May 2023, 21:50
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An event which I had missed at the East Lancashire Railway - Small Engines Gala on Saturday/Sunday 10/11 June.
Cockerill 0-4-0VBT steam tram 'Lucie' (visiting from NYMR/Paul 'Piglet' Middleton) will be working alongside ELR residents L&YR class 21 'Pug' No.11243, L&YR class 23 No.51456, LMS 3F 'Jinty' No.47298, Sentinel 4wVBGT 'Ann', Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T No.32 'Gothenburg', Hunslet 0-6-0DM No.D4002 'Arundel Castle', BR class 03 No.D2062, BR class 08 No.08164 'Prudence', BR class 08 No.08479, BR class 09 No.09024 & BR class 14 No.D9531 'Ernest'.
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Old 23rd May 2023, 20:55
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July events added to the list in post #1, plus updates to loco fleets for several existing entries including Blaenavon Coal Train Weekend, GCR's 50th Anniversary, K&WVR diesel gala, WSR diesel gala & the WLLLR 60 years of preservation.

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Old 24th May 2023, 20:51
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Just added - two Sussex-based miniature railways, both celebrating their 75th Anniversary in June 2023.

The 10.25" gauge Hastings Miniature Railway in East Sussex opened on 5th June 1948 & is celebrating it's 75th Anniversary with a three day gala Saturday-Monday 3-5 June. Visiting locos are yet to be announced but expect all of the available locos from the home fleet (steam & diesel) to be in action - this will include No.6100 'Royal Scot', which has seen very little use since arriving in July last year.
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Littlehampton Miniature Railway in West Sussex also opened in 1948 and operates to a more unusual 12.25" gauge. Their 75th Anniversary gala is taking place over the weekend of 24/25 June (although the railway had originally opened on 15th May 1948) which will see resident steam loco 'Christopher' joined by 'Mad Bess' from the Ruislip Lido Railway & 'Rosemary' from the Exbury Gardens Railway.
https://www.littlehamptonminiaturerailway.com/
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https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2023/05...niversary.html

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DRS class 66 No.66424 has been added to the roster for the North Norfolk Railway's Mixed Traffic Gala this weekend (9-11 June).

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Some August events now added to post #1, one of which is the Spa Valley Railway's Summer Diesel Event (4-6 August), featuring two visiting BR class 25s - D7535 & D7612, both from the South Devon Railway. D7612 has been at the Spa Valley since last summer, but D7535 will be making it's first visit to the line.
Home fleet will be drawn from Drewry 0-4-0DM 'Southerham', BR class 10 D3489, BR class 31 31430, BR class 33 33063, BR class 73 73140 & BR class 207 DeMU 1317, plus CR 812 class 0-6-0 No.828 adding a steam presence (Sunday only).
https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/p...r-diesel-event

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Old 18th August 2023, 21:27
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Some September events added to post#1, including big events at Strathspey, SVR, ELR & NYMR.

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Update to the SVR's Autumn Steam Gala: USATC S160 class 2-8-0 No.2253 'Omaha' & BR(M) Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T No.41312 have been added to the guest list, joining the previously announced visiting locomotives BR(E) B1 class 4-6-0 No.61306 'Mayflower' & Bagnall 0-6-0ST No.401 'Vulcan'.

https://svr.co.uk/event/autumn-steam...23/2023-09-14/

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Old 6th September 2023, 21:39
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Added the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway's Autumn Gala (23/24 September) to post #1.
https://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/events...23-autumn-gala

The visiting locos have changed a few times...
Originally planned to be 'Russell' from the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, but this was replaced by 'Welsh Pony' from Ffestiniog - now this loco has become unavailable and the FR are now sending Quarry Hunslets 'Lilla' & 'Hugh Napier' instead.

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