It was a fantastic weekend, featuring 5 steam locomotives:
I visited for a short time on Friday afternoon and 419 and 828 were being prepared for their starring role on the Saturday and Sunday. No. 19 was working on the passenger service and No.1 arrived into Bo'ness with a short demonstration freight, which No. 6, which was acting as shunter for the weekend, shunted from the yard to the bay platform.
On to the Saturday and I was there for a couple of hours. 828 was in the bay platform with the 2 Caledonian Railway coaches. 419 was then coupled onto the front. A short time later, No.1 and No.19 top and tailed with the Mark 1 set arrived from Manuel. No.1 remained on the rear of the set while No.19 came off the train and 419, 828 and the 2 caledonian coaches coupled onto the front and worked the 12.09 to Manuel.
1, 828 and 419 returned to Bo'ness on the 12.38 from Manuel and 828 and 419 with the 2 caledonian coaches came off and returned to the bay platform. No.19 then returned to the front of the train and worked the next service out to Manuel with No.1 on the rear. 419 then headed to fill up with water next to the steam shed. Unfortunately I had to leave at that point but it was a fantastic event. 419, which was returning to service after 10 years looked superb and visiting loco 828 was also amazing. This was the first time both locomotives had worked together in preservation.
More photos from the weekend can be found at https://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/p326245263
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