A guide to our gala special attractions
(1) 82045 is a new-build - a modern tank locomotive, ideally suited to SVR service. BR built 45 of these locos, and then dieselised. None survived, so this will be the 46th.
(2) A number of vintage cars, including on Sunday 7 British-built 'TVR' sports cars.
(3) A working 00 Gauge model railway, designed for automatic operation, or for 'drive it yourself'.
(4) An 0 Gauge model of Bridgnorth Station.
(5) A wonderful working display of 3½ inch, 5 inch and 7¼ inch gauge miniature steam locomotives, with rides available for 'children of all ages', thanks to the Wolverhampton & District Model Engineering Society.
(6) 150th anniversary historical display, in the platform 2 waiting room, the station buffet, and various notice boards - some of the activities of the past are quite hair-raising!
(7) Working miniature models of the steam engines that powered industry in the pre-electric age - works of art, their workings are quite mesmerising.
(8) Sir Keith Park in the loco yard.
(9) 'Catch Me Who Can', the original being built in Bridgnorth in 1808, with a repeat order in 2008. Still a work in hand - elderly engineering personified.
(10) Guided visits to the signal box.
(11) Miniature traction engines.
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