This weekend was a busy one as there was a Steam Gala at 'The Railway'. On Saturday I did a ten hour shift as a train guard and then went onto the buffet and served behind the bar for another four or so hours.
I did, however, manage to get October finished.
The gala was to launch 80072 a British Railways Standard Four Tank Engine. This locomotive was sent to Barry Scrapyard when it was withdrawn from service in the 1960s. As with many Barry locos 80072 was spared the cutter's torch and was rescued by a group of enthusiasts in 1988. This is what she looked like then.
This is what she looks like now.
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