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GCR Winter Gala 26-28th January 2018

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Regan, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Regan

    Regan New Member

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    Having now been announced by Steam railway, 13065 LMS crab and 8572 LNER B12 will be appearing at the Great Central Railway's Winter Steam Gala 26-28th January 2018.
     
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    Good guest engines so far. Haven't seen the B12 in action.

    May have to try and get down for this.
     
  3. Andy Louch

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    Hello, yes, B12 is a loco I've never seen either! Is it still in LNER green please? Have been to this gala for last few years and never dissapoints!!
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Still in green as LNER 8572.
     
  5. Andy Louch

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Part of the furniture

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    Here you go Andy, had the pleasure of a couple of trips behind the B12 a few weeks ago, this is what it looks like. :):)
     
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    'Morning Matt, many thaks for piccie - yes, not seen this loco before. Only had a brief visit to the NNR several years ago so definitely time for a re-visit.
     
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    That'll make it 20 years since the B12 last appeared at the GCR Winter Gala..........in 1998 !

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    Seen approaching Rothley - before the double track was put into operation - on 7th February 1998.
     
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    Nice photo. To me it is spoiled by the reflections on the tender. It shows you why I dislike shiny locos. Unless you lived in Crewe, Doncaster etc. you very rarely saw shiny locos. BR grime is the best livery. :D
     
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    I take your point but we're not living in the 1960's anymore! The B12 has a wonderful finish even after 5 years in traffic to let that go mucky would be criminal in my opinion!
     
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    Going to be a rather colourful gala livery wise! Looking forward to it already!
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Feel free to buy, restore your own loco and let it get dirty. :p
     
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    Locomotives in the 1960s were also poorly maintained and withdrawn and cut up the minute anything went wrong.
     
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    Superb news about the B12 and the crab coming to the gala. I always wanted these locos to visit the GCR for a long time
     

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