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Foxfield Railway Gala Album - a look back at 2006

Seven 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

For photographs of the previous Foxfield Steam Gala see the Gala Album archive 2005 and 2004.

For more photos of Foxfield locomotives and stock in action see the Photo Album

For more information on the Foxfield Steam Railway, its passenger services and special events please see the official website at