Gala success for Amberley

AMBERLEY Museum’s July 8/9 rail gala proved a huge success, with both steam and diesel traction in operation.

Resident steam locomotive Bagnall 2-4-0T Polar Bear and Bagnall 0-4-0ST Peter hauled passenger trains.

Oreinstein & Koppel diesels Sonia and Redland top and tail a rake of ‘V skips’ which starred in a James Bond movie. GERRY CORK/AMBERLEY

Goods trains ran with a selection of trucks, including the green ‘V skips’ better known for their role in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, part of which was filmed at Amberley.

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Crowds gathered to watch the now traditional cavalcade of engines, with a great commentary by
museum volunteers Gerry Cork and Peter Smith.

Motor Rail locomotive No. 9019 of 1951 Burt gave demonstration runs along the standard gauge line.

Visitors were able to see the new engine shed constructed by museum volunteer Tony Johnson on this line.

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