Past PLEG events

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Date Event name / location Loco(s) advertised Loco(s) participating
2017
Friday 4th August "East Kent Evening Excursion" PLEG Charter at the East Kent Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08676

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08685

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08799

Ex-NS Class 600 - 687

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08676

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08685

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08799

Ex-NS Class 600 - 687

Saturday 22nd July The "Rothley Rodder" Charter at The Great Central Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society.

Photos & Details

08528

08694

08907

08528

08694

08907

Sunday 25th June "Dawson's Duo" Charter at A.V. Dawson Limited

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society.

*08774 was advertised but pulled before the day of the tour due to failing with engine problems, and replaced with 08598. Everyone was notified in advance of the day and full refunds were offered to all that had booked which three people took advantage of.

Photos & Details

08598

08600

08774*

08598

08600

Saturday 18th March "Bound for Craigy" Charter

in conjunction with Virgin Trains East Coast, the Branch Line Society and the 125 Group.

*08596 was advertised but pulled before the day of the tour due to failing with gearbox problems. Everyone was notified in advance of the day and full refunds were offered to all that had booked which three people took advantage of.

08441

08472

08596*

08670

08441

08472

08670

Saturday 25th February Stephenson Railway Museum

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2078

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08915

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2078

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08915

Wednesday 25th January Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08925

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08925

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

2016
Saturday 26th November PLEG/BLS Charter at the East Kent Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08676

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01543

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01546

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08676

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01543

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01546

Saturday 5th November PLEG/BLS Charter at the East Kent Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08676

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01543

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01546

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08676

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01543

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01546

Sunday 25th September "The Wensleydale Wilton Shunter Spectacular" Charter at the Wensleydale Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08743

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08903

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 015xx

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 015xx

Ex-BR Class 26 - 26007

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08743

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08903

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01529

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01544

Ex-BR Class 26 - 26007

Ex-BR Class 47 - 47715

Wednesday 17th August Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details

HNRC Class 08 - 08630

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

HNRC Class 08 - 08630

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

Thursday 7th July Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details

HNRC Class 08 - 08934

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

HNRC Class 08 - 08934

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

Friday 24th June "The Kent Sentinels" at the East Kent Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-MOD Class 01/5 - 01543

Ex-MOD Class 01/5 - 01546

Ex-MOD Class 01/5 - 01543

Ex-MOD Class 01/5 - 01546

Friday 22nd April Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details

HNRC Class 08 - 08685

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

HNRC Class 08 - 08685

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

Ex-BR Class 02 - 02003

Sunday 24th January "Kylie's Captain Specials" at the National Railway Museum, Shildon

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08484

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08484

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03090

2015
Sunday 6th September

"The Aberdeen Angus" (day 3) at the Royal Deeside Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03094 Ex-BR Class 03 - 03094
Saturday 5th September

"The Aberdeen Angus" (day 2) at the Caledonian Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08046

Ex-BR Class 11 - 12093

Ex-BR Class 26 - 26014

Ex-BR Class 27 - 27024

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08046

Ex-BR Class 11 - 12093

Ex-BR Class 26 - 26014

Ex-BR Class 27 - 27024

Friday 4th September

"The Aberdeen Angus" (day 1) at the Strathspey Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class D2/10 - D2774

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08490

Ex-BR Class 27 - 27050

Ex BR Class 31 - 31327

Ex-BR Class D2/10 - D2774

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08490

Ex-BR Class 27 - 27050

Ex BR Class 31 - 31327

Sunday 7th June Fawley Hill Railway

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120
Saturday 2nd May

"The FGW Laira Liason" at Laira TRSMD

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

08644

08645

08644

08645

"The Paignton Pink Panther Potter" at the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

*D2371 was advertised but pulled before the day of the tour due to failing a test run. Everyone was notified in advance of the day and full refunds were offered to all that had booked. D3014 was provided in it's place.

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2192

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371*

Ex-BR Class 08 - D3014

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2192

Ex-BR Class 08 - D3014

Wednesday 11th March Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details

HNRC Class 08 - 08834

HNRC Class 08 - 08834

Friday 6th March

Rare Lines & Diesel Running Day at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2072 & D2117

Ex-BR Class 20 - 20214

Ex-BR Class 110 DMU - 52071 & 52077

WD70272-878 (7120/AD601)

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2072 & D2117

Ex-BR Class 20 - 20214

Ex-BR Class 110 DMU - 52071 & 52077

WD70272-878 (7120/AD601)

2014
Friday 17th October

"The Toad & Tadpole Explorer" at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03152

Ex-BR Class 08 - D3261

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03152

Ex-BR Class 08 - D3261

Ex-BR Class 09 - 09004

Industrial "Blunsdon"

Sunday 31st August

Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos

Ex-BR diesel - ED10 Ex-BR diesel - ED10
Sunday 13th July "The Fawley Flowerpot 3" at the Fawley Hill Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120
Sunday 1st June Diesel Charter at the Aln Valley Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 11 - 12088

Ex-BR Class 11 - 12088

Ex-NCB AB615

"The MOD Rod" Charter at the Wensleydale Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03144

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01530

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01545

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03144

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01530

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01545

Saturday 17th May Diesel Charter at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2117

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03072

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2117

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03072

Saturday 1st March

PLEG Mini Diesel Gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details / Videos

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01520

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08389

Ex-BR Class 37 - 37275

Ex-MOD Class 01 - 01520

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08389

Ex-BR Class 26 - 26007

Ex-BR Class 37 - 37275

2013
Saturday 16th November

"The Marsh'uns have landed" at Great Western Railway St Philip's Marsh Maintenance Depot

Photos & Details

08663

08822

08663

08822

Sunday 1st September

Bluebell Railway charter

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 09 - 09018 Ex-BR Class 09 - 09018
Saturday 13th July

"The Neville Hill Navigator(s)" at Neville Hill Train Maintenance Depot

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

08525

08690

08908

08950

08525

08690

08908

08950

Sunday 23rd June

Plym Valley Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 50 - 50017

Ex-BR Class 08 - D3002 / 13002

TH125V

Ex-BR Class 50 - 50017

Ex-BR Class 08 - D3002 / 13002

TH125V depot cab rides

Friday 21st June

Dartmoor Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08937 Ex-BR Class 08 - 08937

South Devon Railway

in conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 33 - 33002

Ex-BR Class 33 - 33002 [main engine]

Ex-BR Class 20 - 20110 [shunt release]

Ex-BR Class 09 - 09010 [pilot from Staverton]

Sunday 2nd June "The Fawley Flowerpot 2" at the Fawley Hill Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120
Saturday 1st June Stephenson Railway Museum

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2078

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08915

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2078

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08915

Friday 29th March Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details

HNRC Class 08 - 08924

HNRC Class 08 - 08924

2012
Saturday 1st September Vale Of Rheidol Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 98 - 98010 Ex-BR Class 98 - 98010
Friday 29th June Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos & Details

HNRC Class 08 - 08502

HNRC Class 08 - 08502

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03066

Sunday 6th May "The Fawley Flowerpot" at the Fawley Hill Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120
Sunday 1st April "The Carrog Gronks" at the Llangollen Railway

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08195

Ex-Industrial EEDK 1901 "Davy"

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08195

Ex-Industrial EEDK 1901 "Davy"

2011
Sunday 20th November "The Weardale Wanderer" at the Weardale Railway

Photos & Details / Video

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08870

Ex-NS Class 600 - 653

'Herman'

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08870

(Number carried H024)

Ex-NS Class 600 - 653

'Herman'

(Number carried HO 50)

"The Foggy Flowerpot" at the National Railway Museum, Shildon

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03090

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03090

Ex-NS Class 600 - 663 "Annette"

Sunday 30th October "The Crewe Crawl" at the Crewe Heritage Centre

Photos & Details

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03073

Unspecified

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03073

Ex-BR Class 73 - 73006

D7030 "Norcliff" 7.25 inch

D6327 "Peter" 7.25 inch

6 "Fred" 0-6-0 5 inch

Saturday 11th June Bombardier Transportation's Central Rivers TMD charter

(Run in remembrance of Gary Jones, a former Bombardier employee, and in support of Macmillan Cancer Support)

Photos & Details / Video

HNRC Class 08 - 08943

Virgin Trains Class 57

HNRC Class 08 - 08943

Virgin Trains Class 57 - 57308

Sunday 1st May

Brighton Lovers Walk Depot

(Run in remembrance of Vic Copping (the former Yard Supervisor at Lovers Walk), and in support of Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice and Meningitis UK)

Photos & Details / Video

Southern Class 09 - 09026

Southern Class 73 - 73202

Southern Class 442

Southern Class 09 - 09026

Southern Class 73 - 73202

Southern Class 442 - 442412

2010
Thursday 9th September Bombardier Transportation's Central Rivers TMD charter

(Run in remembrance of Gary Jones, a former Bombardier employee, and in support of Macmillan Cancer Support)

Photos & Details

HNRC Class 08 - 08507 HNRC Class 08 - 08507
Sunday 8th August Fawley Hill Railway

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120
Thursday 13th May Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos

HNRC Class 08 - 08943 HNRC Class 08 - 08943
2009
Friday 25th September Rowden Mill

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371
2008
Sunday 7th September Kent & East Sussex Railway

In conjunction with the Branch Line Society

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2023

Ex-BR Class 14 - D9529

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2023

Ex-BR Class 14 - D9529

Sunday 1st June Fawley Hill Railway

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120
2007
Wednesday 19th September Rowden Mill

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371
Sunday 3rd June Moreton Industrial Park Railway Complex

In conjunction with the Branch Line Society & D2578 Loco Group

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03145

Ex-BR Class 05 - D2578

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03145

Ex-BR Class 05 - D2578

Saturday 19th May Vale Of Rheidol Railway

Photos / Video / Review

Ex-BR Class 98 - 98010 Ex-BR Class 98 - 98010
Sunday 15th April Elsecar Railway

Photos

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08756 Ex-BR Class 08 - 08756
2006
Thursday 28th September Rowden Mill

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371
Sunday 13th August Fawley Hill Railway

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2120
Sunday 2nd July "The Wensleydale Western Waggoner" at the Wensleydale Railway

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03144 Ex-BR Class 03 - 03144
Monday 20th February Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Photos / Review

Eurostar(UK) Class 08 - 08948 Eurostar(UK) Class 08 - 08948
2005
Sunday 18th August "Peak District Shunter Event" with ZM32 at the Steeple Grange Light Railway and 85049 at Peak Rail, requested to work by PLEG to coincide with the Peak Rail / Heritage Shunters Trust diesel gala

Photos

Ex-BR - ZM32

Ex-BR - 85049

Ex-BR - ZM32

Ex-BR - 85049

Sunday 6th August "The Isle of Wight Steam Railway Shuntabout" at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2059

Ex-BR Class 05 - D2554

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2059

Ex-BR Class 05 - D2554

Sunday 1st May Royal Deeside Railway

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03134

Ex-BR Class 14 - D9551

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03134

Ex-BR Class 14 - D9551

2004
Thursday 30th September Rowden Mill

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2371
2003
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway diesel gala

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2072 & D2117

Ex-BR Class 20 - 20214

Ex-BR Class 26 - D5301

Ex-BR Class 110 DMU - 52071 & 52077

WD70272-878 (7120/AD601)

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2072 & D2117

Ex-BR Class 20 - 20214

Ex-BR Class 26 - D5301

Ex-BR Class 110 DMU - 52071 & 52077

WD70272-878 (7120/AD601)

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October Llangollen Railway diesel gala featuring brake van trips requested by PLEG

Photos

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03162

Ex-BR Class 08 - 13265

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03162

Ex-BR Class 08 - 13265

Sunday 21st September The Stevenage Locomotive Society's "The Rare Bear Bunch" at the Nene Valley Railway featuring D9504 (Run in association with PLEG).

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 14 - D9504 Ex-BR Class 14 - D9504
Diesel running day at the Northampton & Lamport Railway

Photos

Ex-BR Class 31 - 31289 Ex-BR Class 31 - 31289
Saturday 23rd & Saturday 30th August Diesel running days at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre featuring D2298 at PLEG's request

Photos

Ex-BR Class 04 - D2298

Ex-BR Class 115 Derby Suburban DMU - 51886, 59761 & 51899

Ex-BR Class 04 - D2298

Ex-BR Class 115 Derby Suburban DMU - 51886, 59761 & 51899

Sunday 10th August Spa Valley Railway diesel gala featuring the PLEG charter with D3489

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 10 - D3489 Ex-BR Class 10 - D3489

Ex-BR Class 09 - 09004

Sunday 15th June Diesel day at the Mangapps Railway Museum

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2089 & 03399

Ex-BR Class 04 - D2325

Industrial "Class 04 look-alike" - 11104

"Waggon Und Maschinenbua" Ex-BR railbus - 79963

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2089 & 03399

Ex-BR Class 04 - D2325

Industrial "Class 04 look-alike" - 11104

"Waggon Und Maschinenbua" Ex-BR railbus - 79963

Sunday 25th May "The Rare Rods" at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2059

Ex-BR Class 05 - D2554

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2059

Ex-BR Class 05 - D2554

Sunday 23rd March Colne Valley Railway Diesel Day

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2041 & D2184

Ex-BR Class 31's - 31255 & 31270

Ex-BR Class 03's - D2041 & D2184

Ex-BR Class 31's - 31255 & 31270

Sunday 23rd February "East Sussex ED" at the Lavender Line

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03037

Ex-BR Class 09 - 09004

Ex-BR Class 73 - 73140

Ex-BR Class 03 - 03037

Ex-BR Class 09 - 09004

Ex-BR Class 73 - 73140

A yellow Planet industrial shunter

2002
Sunday 4th August "The Grimsby Gronk" at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 08 - D3167 Ex-BR Class 08 - D3167
Sunday 21st April "The Great Western Gronk" at the Didcot Railway Centre

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 08 - 08604 Ex-BR Class 08 - 08604
2001
Sunday 30th September "The Gwili Gronk" at the Gwili Steam Railway

Photos / Review

Ex-BR Class 03 - D2178 Ex-BR Class 03 - D2178