South Devon Railway
Easter Steam Extravganza
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The SDR's Easter Steam extravaganza saw the first double heading of the two Class 55 GWR Prairie 2-6-2T nos 5526 and 5542 during the Gala weekend of the 16th / 17th April.
During the weekend 5542 and Lady Angela were also seen hauling various different formations of Goods Trains made up in ex GWR and BR formations.
Below are some photographs recording the event.
5526 + 5542 depart Staverton Loop heading for Totnes
The two Prairies double head past Bishops Bridge Signal Box
5542 leading 5526 on the return journey approaching Buckfastleigh
5542 + 5526 at Buckfastleigh prior to departing with 14.15 to Totnes.
5542 + 5526 approaching Hood Bridge
5542 heading the GWR Goods train towards Buckfastleigh
5542 awaiting departure from Staverton with a typical BR local Goods train 
5542 on local goods near Hood Bridge, 
Lady Angela departing Buckfastleigh with a goods train for Bishops Bridge.
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