The weekend of the 24th and 25th of October a Special weekend at Tysley Locomotive Works when they played host to two famous Great Western Railway locomotives. They were a King class locomotive ‘King George V’ and a city class locomotive the ‘City of Truro’, both were on there way from the National collection in York to take part in the Swindon Festival. They are both to be exchanged with GWR Star class locomotive ‘Lode Star’ and the GWR Railcar.
The two celebrities were joined by the home fleet, LMS class ‘Princess Elizabeth’ and LMS Jubilee class locomotive ‘Kolaphur’, the unique ‘Duke of Gloucester’ and a visit of the new Patriot class the ‘Unknown Warrior’.
There was also a renaming ceremony of the Class 86 electric locomotive No 86 259 from ‘Les Ross’ to ‘Peter Pan’
The weather on the Saturday was horribly wet and made for a poorly attended event, but on the Sunday it was totally different the weather was very kind and made for a pleasant day.
As you will see from the selection of photographs we chose to go on the Saturday, but it possibly made the chances of getting photographs that much better.
Please enjoy the slideshow produced by Mike Whatton ……if you can’t cope with the music turn the sound off !!
Here is another one we found on You Tube produced by Harry 4468!Tags: GWR, Locomotives, Tysley