Another busy weekend in the world of preserved railways this week saw me visit the North Yorkshire Moors for the first time this year. This line is one of my favourites and while I try to get there whenever I can, this is not nearly enough. This weekend saw the start of the big Spring Gala. The only day available for me was the Friday of the event which strangely worked to my benefit in that it wasn't as exceedingly busy as I know the rest of the weekend was.
The day saw me manage to get an A4 in steam for the first time. Unluckily I have seen Sir Nigel Gresley going on 10 times now. Everytime it has either failed or been in the workshop. This time, yet again Sir Nigel's repairs hadn't been completed in time, so visitor 'Bittern' took over the reigns on the teaks to give me some beautiful shots.
The day also saw newly overhauled 75029 in action, an engine I last photographed just weeks before it was withdrawn.
With it being a Bank Holiday many events carried over into the extra day. One of these was the KWVR's Railway Children Weekend. Here I managed, for the most part, to stay ahead of some heavy rain. Only when it finally caught me did I decide to call it a day. This wasn't before getting some more good shots of resident engines 80002 and the L&Y 957.