Archive for August, 2007

Grand Steam Gala – full report.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

The MPLR held it’s first ‘open day’ on the 29th July 2007. The event was very well attended with a number of visiting loco’s and a large number of members of the general public. Special thanks to the catering staff for laying on a wide range of homebaked cakes and scones as well as gallons of tea and coffee! Below are a random selection of photos taken on the day. Thanks are due to Barry for his photographic contributions!

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Visitors show a keen interest

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Visiting crews prepare for steaming. Mr PL waters his scratch builit locos

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Malcom’s Regner Konrad

Mrs. Fat Controllers Queen, note the carriages (all have lighting!!)

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P’s scratch-built Shay rounding Chafford Gorge

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Gavin Robertshaws Lady Anne being prepared for steaming


Busy junction, watch those signals!


Another delightful loco

Of course, all the MPLR’s locos and stock were out in force, but you can see them elswhere on the website and on YouTube (look up MPLR). The management would like to thank all the visiting loco’s and members of the public for making the day a great success. Planning is already underway for the next one!