Another success for the Strathspey Railway Gala

Graham Sutherland and his team pulled out all the stops for this year’s gala on the Strathspey Railway over the weekend of July 13/14, and dry weather and mainly sunny conditions ensured a reasonable attendance on both days, especially the Sunday, writes Ian Lamb.

You wait for ages to take the perfect shot – and then a big black cloud comes over and spoils it all! Nevertheless, Ian Lamb’s photo encapsulates all the elements of a good railway gala on Sunday, July 14 – a family group, original station building and charity marquees on the island platform and a waiting room housing the model railway displays, all topped off by the arrival of the ‘pride of the line’, Caledonian 0-6-0 No. 828, on a through train from Broomhill to Aviemore. 

On the modelling scene, David Childs’ rendition of Boat of Garten station was well received, and The Kennedy Collection attracted holidaying visitors from both home and abroad.

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