All photographs by Chris Weeks
CONKACHOO SL 2121 at Conkers in the storage siding.
AB 1815 is exhibited inside at Snibston.
Duke of Edinburgh RR 10273 with TH 297V in the background at Bardon hill Quarry.
Abbey Pumping Station had a line up on display of RH223700 Lister 4088 and MR 5260.
Stoke Gifford Yard (view)**.
Cam & Dursley (view from M5)**.
Diesel: 55022 ROYAL SCOTS GREY*.
Conkers, National Forest Millenium Discovery Centre, Moira (visit).
Gauge 2ft: CONKACHOO - SL 2121/2001, (CONKACHOO TWO) - SL 8204/2011. Carriages: There were 4 un-numbered carriages, all in service.
With thanks to our host for the visit.
The group enjoyed a ride behind SL 8204.
SL 2121 still sees use, and occasionally two trains are operated concurrently.
Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville (visit).
Gauge 5ft: Carriage: Finland: 22311 pvd. Gauge 4ft 8.5": Steam: No.2 - AB 1815/24, BE 314/06, CADLEY HILL No.1 - HE 3851/62, (MARS II) - RSHN 7493/48. Diesel: HE 6289/66 working, RH 393304/56. EMU: S70576 (Class 411, Set 7178 1580). Gauge 2ft 6": Diesel: HC DM1238/60, HE 8973/79.
Battery: T42.1994.1 T42 1994 2 - EE 2416/57 RSHN 7935/57, 5 - EE 2300/56 Bg 3436/56, EE 2086/55 Bg 3434/55, GECT 5424/76. Gauge monorail: Petrol: A4 - RM 8253/59.
With thanks to Mick Woodward and Ian for our visit.
Coalville Mantle Lane Sidings (view).
A rake of freightliner wagons was viewed, including 369025/040/083.
Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, Bardon Hill Quarry (visit).
Diesel: 59 DUKE OF EDINBURGH - RR 10273/68, 159 (BARDON DUCHESS) TH 297V/81.
Note: Only 1 side of TH 297V was viewed, so name could be carried on other side. The number was only just visible however under a coat of paint.
Brush Traction Ltd, Loughborough Works (view).
Diesel: 66516, 73209 ALISON, 56201 (56009) - Electro/76, SPRITE - HC D1341/66. DMU: 170203, 59910 (part of 180110). Road/Rail: Unimog 424121 10 072555/81*.
Lafarge Aggregates Ltd, Barrow-upon-Soar Rail loading Terminal (view).
Diesel: 08632*. Wagons: 16064/065.
Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester (visit).
Gauge 11ft: Crane: HerbertMorris. Gauge 2ft: Steam: LEONARD - WB 2087/19 in service. Petrol: NEW STAR - L 4088/31, MR 5260/31. Diesel: RH 223700/43, SMH 40SD515/79 in service. Carriages: 3, 4, 5. All in service.
With thanks to organiser Andrew Simpson and host Tony Kendall.
Gauge 600mm: Wickhams: (RTT/767149) PRESIDENT - Wkm 3151/43 ex p222, RTT/767163 - Wkm 3236/43 ex p222.
Welland Valley Vintage Traction Club, market Harborough (visit).
Gauge 4ft 8.5": Wagons: BR: Shocvan b/o: (85xxxx), (85xxxx). Gauge 3ft: Steam: (KETTERING FURNACES No.8) - MW 1675/06 dsm.
Passing: Diesel: 66616.
Peter Thomas, Blaby "Wakes" Showground (view).
Steam: 2370 - WB 2370/29 pvd.
Croft Quarry, Croft (view).
Some wagons were viewed.
Greenlea Light Railway, Hinckley.
Nothing was viewed at this location.
Bridge over M5, north of Gloucester.
Stoke Gifford Yard (view)**.
** = Not seen by all * = Assumed.