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Friday, 4 April 2014

Gods Wonderful Railway Running Day Highlights

On Saturday 29th March 2014 we had another successful running day.
This time we honoured the Great Western Railway, which is also known as Gods Wonderful Railway. It was a splendid affair, with many happy people excited to see the trains run.

We were especially delighted to have the "King George V" Great Western model run. It is a rare King Class Locomotive made for Bassett Lowke by Marklin in 1937, and we were very happy to have it run here in Brighton.

King George V

King George V

As well as the "King George V", we also had a range of other Great Western trains, including a special appearance by the "Alliance", which was kindly made possible by Mike Little.


Alliance

Alliance

Some of the other trains that ran were the "County of Bedford", the "Orion", and the "Pendennis Castle"
County Of Bedford

Pendennis Castle

Orion
We also had rare models in painted wood of the Great Western 70ft coaches, c1933; Early printed tin plate Great Western coaches by Carette, and a freight train by the same manufacturer, which are all 100 or more years old, as well as many other Great Western rarities.




All in all, we had a fabulous day, and we hope you did too. If you were unable to make it, we hope to see you at another running day soon, as we'd love to share this exciting experience with all of you.