Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway
I was in transit to Stonehouse to stay with my brother and his wife for a week (see also days out section), and as the GWR was having it's summer diesel gala, I thought it would be rude not to pop in and have a look. These are a selection of images taken that day at Winchcombe, and Toddington. Visiting locos were 5580, D6525, and I think one of the Class 20s. The date was 11/7/2009.
BR Green 20154 enters Winchcombe station
Home loco 24081 enters Winchcombe heading to Cheltenham.
Top and tailing with 20154 was Guest, Class 31 5580
Visiting from ELR, Crompton D6525 stands at Toddington.
BR Blue at Toddington, with D6525 and 5580
5580 runs off it's stock to allow D6525 to head the next departure to Winchcombe
On Display was superbly restored Freightliner grey 47376, which would later work services. It is to be hoped that the next locos (45149 and 26043) to emerge at this railway will be as good as this, as this is a great credit to the group.
24081 arrives at Toddington, framed by a pair of semaphores.
Home loco 37324 " Clydesbridge"
24081 runs around the stock, and south to stable for the night.
47376 has been fired up and comes off the stabling point to head the next service to Cheltenham
waiting to depart
As 37215 arrives with a service from Winchcombe.
A pair of green Choppers, D8137 and 20154 run past a semaphore towards Toddington station.
Another view of 20154 and D8137
With 47376 departing
BR Blue 37215
37215, 20154 and D8137
37215 runs to stable for the night