Sunday, 28 December 2014

Bo'ness and Kinneil Heritage Railway - Winter Diesel Gala 2014

Bo'ness and Kinneil Heritage Railway held their two day Winter Diesel Gala on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December.

I managed through on the Sunday, and although well attended I gather the Saturday was even busier.

Primarily aimed at diesel enthusiasts the day was very interesting to anyone who remembers the sounds and smells of these powerful diesel engines.

Mostly from the sixties many are still in use on the network today - some having been taken out of their heritage retirement duties to assist the railway companies haul their freight.

As expected the Station Buffet at Bo’ness was open for delicious homemade food and drinks.

Bitterly cold and felt worse as the sun set for the night but a worthwhile day I think.

 Diesel Locomotive 47603 at Bo'ness 

 Diesel Locomotive 56105 at Bo'ness Station

Semaphore Signal at Manuel Station

Tracks near Manuel Station

Tracks near Manuel Station

 Locomotive 47603 approaching Bo'ness

Locomotive 66721 'Harry Beck' 

Locomotive 47603 approaching Bo'ness

 Locomotive 66721 'Harry Beck' 

Locomotive 55022 'Royal Scots Grey' 

 Station Lamp at Bo'ness Station

Locomotive 66721 'Harry Beck'  

 Diesel Locomotives at Bo'ness Station

Bo'ness Station as Dusk Falls

Quieter as the Night Comes 

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