Greater Great Central Gala 14/5/2011
ED Class73 E6016 stands in the shed at Ruddington. The 73 did not feature in the gala on the Saturday.
Resident D8007 stands alongside Rat D7629 at Ruddington before its runout.The 20 did not feature on the Saturday at all but was due to take part on the Sunday.
Green liveried 20154 brings the ecs into Ruddington to form the 10.00 departure to Rushcliffe Halt (and then onto the terminus at Loughborough). The front locos were 56097 and 56303 which would head the train out northwards to the connection at "50 steps footbridge" north of Ruddington, and the the 20 would take the train south.
RES Liveried 47765 was waiting at Rushcliffe Halt to take up her next duties in the access loop to East Leake Gypsum works.
Visiting the Gala from BARS were 2 class 56 locos, which have DCR vinyls applied to the side of the locos. Here Grey 56311 and Green 56303 are on the rear of the 10.00 service from Ruddington to the terminus near the Mainline in Loughborough. On the front of the train was a working but shabby looking 47765.
Class 25 D7629 and Class 56s 097 and 303 stand at Ruddington having finished their duties for the day
Under threatening skies, BARS loco 56311 stands at Ruddington on the rear of the 17.00 service from Rushcliffe Halt into Ruddington.
Under threatening skies 56311 stands at Ruddington. Residents "Rat" D7629 and Trainload Coal 56097 stand in the sidings.
Resident 20154 departs from the platform to stable for the evening.
Rat D7629 backs 56097 into the sidings onto the front of BARS visitor 56303.
Large Logo 47292 brings the Saturday's last service into Ruddington, past the signal gantry adjacent to Rushcliffe Country Park.
On the rear was BARS intercity liveried 31454.
Having just been shut down for the evening, 47292 stands in the platform at Ruddington, presumably ready for the following days working.
Class 25 D5185 and Clas 27 D5401 were not used on the Saturday, but stand in the station siding.
Another view of the pair
Weathered Peak D123 has just been detached from the 12.07 arrival into Loughborough, and stands at the north end of the station, awaiting it's next duty, which would be the 14.20 departure with 47 D1705 to Leicester North.
Approaching Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Green D1705 "Sparrowhawk" arrives with the 2B18 13.20 departure to Loughborough
A similar view to the previous shot, visiting 37275 and On Loan resident, Network Rails 37198 approach Quorn with 1B21 non stop service to Loughborough.
Clas 20, D8098 tails the Class 08 with the "slow" service to Rothley
Network Rails 37198 leads 37275 into Quorn with the 3.00 service from Loughborough
Resident green Peak D123 awaits departure from Loughborough.