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Foxfield Railway Gala Album - a look back at 2004

The 2004 Summer Festival of Steam took place on 17-18 July. A few selected pictures featuring the guest Peckett locomotive "Mardy Monster" and a couple of Foxfield favourites from the eight locos in steam all weekend.
If you couldn't make it to the Foxfield in 2004, get a glimpse of what you missed!

Above: Feel the noise... "Mardy Monster" and "Meaford No2" tackle Foxfield Bank with 12 minerals on Saturday afternoon

Above: A little help from my friends... Robert Heath "No6" and "Lewisham" assist at the rear of the same train

Above: It's big... Guest locomotive Peckett 0-6-0ST 2150 "Mardy Monster" rests at Foxfield Colliery on 16 July 2004

Above: Steam to spare: "Mardy Monster" pilots "Meaford No2" into Caverswall Road on an afternoon  passenger train  on Saturday

Above: Last minute preparations: Hunslet 0-6-0ST Wimblebury is made ready for the Gala on Friday evening

Above: Right away! Nigel Brazier and Jon Beardmore on the footplate of Robert Heath "No6" at Caverswall Road platform

Above: Locos everywhere: Caverswall Road depot filled with the locos of Bagnall, Beyer Peacock, Robert Heath, Hunslet, Peckett...

Above: In repose: "Whiston" and "Meaford No2" at night outside Caverswall Road shed

For photographs of the most recent Foxfield Steam Gala see the Gala Album

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

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