Mini Diesel Gala

171 members participated in the Barrow Hill PLEG Mini Diesel Gala, for which a donation of £2,565 was made to the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society (BHESS) and Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC). The Class 26 was an "on the day" surprise with many thanks to its owner. Train 9 operating in multiple with the Class 37 was a wonderful finale to a very productive day.

The nine trains did exactly the same route and stopped in virtually the same places.

Rolling stock:

Locos used

01520, 03066, 08389, 26007 & 37275

Stock used

9388, 5125 & 25362

Route:

Train number Loco

Route

Mileage*

1

08389

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

2

08389

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

3

08389

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

4

01520

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.43 / 0m34ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.43 / 0m34ch

5

01520

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.43 / 0m34ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.43 / 0m34ch

6

37275

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

7

37275

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.42 / 0m34ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.42 / 0m34ch

8

26007

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.41 / 0m33ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.41 / 0m33ch

9

26007 & 37275

Roundhouse Halt - Springwell Headshunt

0.41 / 0m33ch

03066

Springwell Headshunt - Roundhouse Halt

0.41 / 0m33ch

* The mileages were computed by Paul Illingworth using a GPS device. Thanks go to Pogo for computing those mileages.

A huge thanks must go to the entire BHESS and HNRC teams for hosting us and ensuring that the afternoon went so well. Special thanks to Merv Allcock, Harry Needle and Martyn Brailsford for all their support in planning and executing the event.

Thanks to Kev Adlam from the PLEG Policy group from organising the event & finally, thank you to Brillo, Pogo, Chelford, Smiler and Selby (PLEG Policy Group Leader) for their fantastic work in stewarding the event.

The photos (below) of this event were taken by Jim Sellens [Member 0318], who retains all copyright. They are for personal use only.

Below is a stock list (provided by Steve Best of UKLocos) showing rolling stock items observed.

excel Barrow Hill Stock List