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Isle of Wight Spring Gala – 11 Newport

Some good photos

Loco Yard

Hello

This post is due to be published on the 6th June ,which is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France. I thought it was important that we marked this historic day with a quick message to say thank you and to celebrate the bravery, honor and sacrifice of those who fought for freedom on the beaches of Normandy.  We will never forget them.

Good evening

The star of this years spring gala was the newly restored A1X (Terrier) class W11 ‘Newport”. She was withdrawn from service in 2002 and she finally her made her long awaited return this month.

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Running around at Smallbrook

She was hauling my first train of the day and she proved to be a powerful and smooth little runner. Unsurprisingly she was very popular and I had to stand in the guards van on my trip to Ashey as the rest of the…

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