Meanwhile back in Zone 6, the Epping to Ongar Railway had their Spring diesel gala on the 23rd and 24th April. Unfortunately we could not provide one of our loco's, but type 1 was provided by D8059 based at the Seven Valley Railway on loan from the Somerset and Dorset Locomotive Company.
The gala also featured visiting 08 Shunter 13236 to work alongside the railways resident diesel fleet, despite the cold, there was a hail storm on Saturday morning !!! The event was a thoroughly enjoyable and a great success, what could be better ???
How about the possibility of a pilot scheme 20, alongside a Deltic and a mainline loco on loan from Old Oak Common, watch this space to see what could come off later this year.