Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway Diesel Gala - 27th July 2013
The 26th - 28th July saw the G&WR hold their first three day Diesel Gala Weekend since the line was split into three sections following landslides in 2010. It's been three years since the line has been able to hold a Diesel Gala over the whole length of the line, since then the two landslip sites have been repaired and the northern extension to the line as now reached Laverton Loop. The event also featured newly restored Class 45/1 No.45149 and Class 26 No.26043. Sadly the Class 26 failed twice on Saturday with traction motor faults. However although 45149 did have a couple of issues it was able to continue throughout the event. The gala also used 47376, 73129, 20137, 24081 and 37215 giving a wide selection of diesels for enthusiasts to enjoy. 47105 and 37248 were both on display in the diesel group shed at Toddington. Below are a selection of images from the event.