Bulleid 50 – Nene Valley Railway

Loco Yard

On Saturday 25th February 2017, I visited the Nene Valley Railway for their Bulleid 50 event, celebrating the return of Battle of Britain class, 34081 ’92 Squadron’, to celebrate the end of Bulleid Pacifics on the mainline. As their website described;dsc01848“The summer of 1967 is remembered for many things.  We could watch colour television for the first time as well use the UK’s first cashpoint. On the music front Sandie Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest with Puppet On A String, while The Kinks released their classic hit ‘Waterloo Sunset’. Railway enthusiasts however will remember 1967 for a Waterloo Sunset of a different type. The curtain was falling on steam out of Waterloo and the last steam worked express passenger services in the UK on the line to Bournemouth and Weymouth. Bulleid Pacifics were still in charge of the prestige Pullman service, the Bournemouth Bellle, as well as other…

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