GARTELL LIGHT RAILWAY
John Gartell returns from the morning engine warm-through and line inspection in the beautiful but chilly October morn.
Heading up the hill in bright sunshine, No. 6 makes easy work of the 1 in 30 and 1 in 35 gradients as it rounds the curve and goes under the main-line bridge heading toward Pinesway Junction.
Fireman Mike Baker, proceeds to the front of No.6 with the coupling bar, prior to the run-round at Pinesway Junction.
No.6 passes points 11 at Pinesway Junction. The points will shortly change and the locomotive will proceed in an up direction, after it runs round its train.
The beautiful if chilly October morning is evident as the run-round takes place at Tower View.
Happy visitors at Tower View. The loco is running round prior to our non-stop run to Park Lane.
Simultaneous departures at Pinesway Junction.
Steve Rodd and Alan 'Chalkey' White crew GLR No.9 'Jean' as it runs through Pinesway Junction on the non-stop run to Park Lane with the latter-day 'Pines Express'.
Another spirited departure from Common Lane.
'Right Away' at Common Lane for the 'Pines'!
Steam and Diesel with a simultaneous departure from Pinesway Junction.
John 'Bert' Penny contemplates the next move at Common Lane 'box. (Photo by Dave Clark)
(All pics and text by or courtesy of John Penny at the Gartell Railway).
The last open day of 2015 also brings to an end the 25th season at the GLR. With a plethora of willing staff, John was able to spend a little time behind the lens, just helping out with a couple sessions at Common Lane Box. I hope you like his selection of photos - and see you next year!