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15 August 2013
2013 Steam Gala Weekend Photographs by Patrick
THIS year the West
Lancashire Light Railway (WLLR)
have so far had a fantastic summer and one of the many events
they have been holding this year was a full Steam Gala Weekend
that took place over 10 August and the 11 August 2013. The
Hesketh Bank attraction was running 5 locomotives on its 2 Foot
Gauge tracks and also had a vintage bus being driven to and from
the attraction, allowing show goers to have a ride around Banks
and Hoole. Other attractions included a model railway exhibition
within the engine sheds and some vintage vehicles. That was not
forgetting the steam organ and a traction engine. Check out our
photograpic coverage of this event, in this edition, by clicking
now! This year and West Lancashire Light Railway is also part of
a special UK wide competition:- "The Great Railway
Treasure Hunt 2013," which is being run by the:-
taking part have until 30 September 2013 to send in their
answers and the winners of the national competition could get a
very nice surprise... Also the local prize for the WLLR, we have
been told, will be a 2014 Family Pass to the railway. If you did
miss this event and you want to experience the railway for
yourself, the attraction is open every Sunday and Bank holiday.
But this year the last big Steam Gala will take place on 6
October 2013. Also well worth putting in your diaries will be
the Halloween Special, that will be running on 27 October and
also the BBC Children in Need event on 17 November 2013. Should
you be thinking well ahead, then book now to avoid
disappointment as Santa will be riding the railway again on 14
December, 15 December, 21 December and 22 December 2013. To find
out more about these events and also about the railway, please
do visit the WLLR
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