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Foxfield Railway Gala Album - a look back at 2006Seven engines in steam, a two-day intensive timetable of freight and passenger working, and glorious summer weather - that was the 2006 Summer Steam Gala that took place on 15-16 July at Foxfield Railway.
The visiting locomotive in 2006 was Hunslet 0-6-0ST "Jessie" from Llangollen. Here are ten pictures mainly taken on Saturday - if you were there, they may help to capture the atmosphere of the event; if you weren't then just see what you missed!
Above: Meaford No2 tackling the 1:29 gradient of Foxfield bank on Saturday afternoon
Above: "Wimblebury" leaves Dilhorne Park with the well loaded 12.36 departure for Caverswall Road on 15 July
Above: "Robert Heath No6", "Lewisham" and "Meaford No2" leave the colliery with its newly restored downcast headgear, 15 July 2006
Above: "Hawarden" and "Whiston" run light to collect wagons at Caverswall Road on Saturday 15 July
Above: Guest locomotive "Jessie" buffers up to an LMS brakevan at Dilhorne Park, Saturday mid afternoon
Above: "Wimblebury" shows off its fine NCB blue in the sunlight at Caverswall Road yard on Saturday 15 July
Above: A timeless scene - "Whiston"s crew wait in the summer sun at Dilhorne Park on 15 July 2006 - or could it be 1966?
Above: Taking coal and water in the shade of the trees, "Meaford No2" at Foxfield wood on Saturday afternoon
Above: Work in progress - "Cranford" gets its annual airing at Caverswall Road on 15 July 2006
Above: Only a couple of days after arrival, visitor "Jessie" looks at home with fellow Hunslet 0-6-0ST "Wimblebury" on 14 July 2006
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