Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala 2013

This years Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala takes place from September 20 until September-22 2013,  the SR Maunsell ‘King Artur’ No. 777 Sir Lamiel was due to attend however this has now been replaced by the awesome Stanier ‘Pacific no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland 😀 and the railway anticipates that the ‘Duchess’ will be paired with the ‘Blood & Custard’ set throughout the weekend, The current gala line-up currently looks like this:

  • LMS Coronation Class 46233 4-6-2  Duchess of Sutherland, .Courtesy of The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust

  • GWR Hall Class No. 4936 Kinlet Hall,

  • Ex Southern Railway ‘Schools’ Class 4-4-0 locomotive No. 925 ‘Cheltenham’.Courtesy of the Mid Hants Railway and National Railway Museum

  • Ex Metropolitan Railway ‘E’ class 0-4-4 tank locomotive No. 1Courtesy of Transport for London.

The Severn Valley’s home fleet currently comprises of the following, although given the nature of these machines this could change before or during the gala. 43106 was having troouble the last I heard.

  • SR Battle of Britain Class No. 34053 Sir Keith Park,

  • GWR 4-6-0 78xx Manor Class No. 7812 Erlestoke Manor,

  • BR standard class 4 No. 43106, a.k.a The Flying Pig

  • GWR prairie tank No. 5643,

  • Pannier Tank No. 1501,

  • GWR 28xx class 2-8-0 No. 2857,

  • Large Prairie tank engine No. 5164,

Plus Talyllyn Railway No. 3 ‘Sir Haydn’ is also at the Severn Valley Railway undergoing attention and and 0-4-4T ‘Metropolitan no1’ will be hauling Metropolitan Railway carriage No. 353. During previous years the Boiler Shop and Locomotive Works at Bridgnorth has also been open to the public  and I found this equally fascinating seeing the Engines being repaired and looking at the inner workings of a steam engine. The Engine House visitor and Education centre at Highley is also open giving people the chance to see LMR 600 GORDON, 4930 HAGLEY HALL and 686 LADY ARMAGHDALE among others.

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GWR 4936 Kinlet Hall
BR 2-6-0 1501pt
BR 2-6-0 1501pt

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