Here are some Photos from the South Devon Railway Diesel Gala held on the 4th, 5th and 6th November 2016. We ran Bubblecar W55000, Class 04 D2246, Class 09 D3721, class 25 D7612, Class 33 D6501, Class 37 6975 and our guest loco Class 24, 24 081.
We believe it was a successful gala, the weather was beautiful but cold, most things ran that were suposed to run with a couple of exceptions; D2246, the class 04 failed to start on Saturday morning and missed it's first trip, but was back in action after a while on a battery charger. D7612 broke a compressor which brought one train to a halt and then got swapped with D6501 while it was sorted out but was back in action later on. Some trains did run a little late, mainly due to track circuit issues at all three signal boxes, meaning that shunting took longer than expected.
Judging by the comments we got and the kind emails that the SDR received, we think most people enjoyed themselves and the takings were up on last year!
Photos from and © Richard Bruford and Rob Kitley.