It was a cold but brilliant sunny afternoon at the GCR Winter Steam Gala 2012 (on 28th Jan). I took lots of photos and videos. The event ran all day but I only arrived in the afternoon and here’s my platform ticket:
The GCR advertised 12 loco’s in steam and I saw 9. There was continual movement at the Great Central Station, Loughborough, and I did my best to capture it. I walked down to the shed at the north end of the station and found a few things to photograph and video on the way. It became very difficult to video the Royal Mail train leaving due to its delay and the hustle and bustle on the platform. I was only able to video it in the end by holding my camera above my head.
Here is the Featured Image for those who can’t see it.
For any one wanting to travel to Loughborough Central Station to visit the GCR see the map below to get its location and directions to it:
Loughborough Station Location
Videos of the GCR Winter Steam Gala 2012
For photographic enthusiasts: All photographs and videos were taken with a Lumix FZ100.
Below: GNR Class N2 0-6-2 № 1744 & GCR Robinson Class 04 2-8-0 № 63601 at GCR Station, Loughborough, at the Winter Steam Gala 2012.
Below: BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 № 78019 accelerating south towards the GCR Station, Loughborough, at the Winter Steam Gala 2012.
Below: BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 № 78019 Hauling Freight South from the GCR Station, Loughborough, at the Winter Steam Gala 2012.
Below: LMS Stania Class 8F 2-8-0 № 8624 rolling through the GCR Station, Loughborough, at the Winter Steam Gala 2012.
Below: The Royal Mail train pulled by LSWR Class M7 № 53 had been delayed by about 45 minutes. It raised a good head of steam at least 3 times and was letting off steam for most of that time. Other activity on the far track consists of LMS Fowler 3F ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0 № 47406 hauling freight and GWR Hall class 4-6-0 ‘Pitchford Hall’ № 4953 similarly delayed. All at the Winter Steam Gala 2012.
Pictures of The Winter Steam Gala 2012.
All taken at the Great Central Station, Loughborough.
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