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'LAST BASH'A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: 6th July 2017
David Shepherd has been invited to attend.
SPECIAL TRAIN IN MEMORY OF PAUL ANDERSONA DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: "WATERLOO SUNSET"
On Friday 6th October, The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust is running a special train in memory of Paul Anderson, who died on January 17th. As many of you will know, Paul was a fireman at Nine Elms in the 1960's, working out of Waterloo on everything from the big "Merchant Navy" Pacifics to the many 82XXX tanks that finished their days in and around the former LSWR terminus. One of the things he was most looking forward to was to fire 82045 when it enters service on the SVR, a solemn promise I'd made to him some years ago.
Paul was laid to rest at the end of January on a murky, drizzly afternoon at Halifax's Stoney Royd Cemetery. A native of South London, he had asked for Ray Davies's unforgettable 1967 hit "Waterloo Sunset" to be played at the simple ceremony, and so this is the name we have chosen for the train. The SR-style headboard will read WATERLOO SUNSET with, underneath, Paul Lawrence Anderson 1945-2017.
The special will consist of one round trip Bridgnorth-Kidderminster scheduled to be hauled by 34027 'Taw Valley', leaving Bridgnorth around 11.00, arriving back at about 16.00. There will be a three-hour stopover at Kidderminster, during which we hope to surprise you with some nice jollies.
Paul was one of our dearest friends and an exuberant character, and would be delighted that proceeds from the event are to kick-start the 82045 Future Account, a money pot which we are establishing in order to ensure that funds will always be available to look after the new loco's future wellbeing after it has entered service.
Ticket price has been fixed at £30, and you can reserve yours by sending a stamped addressed envelope, with your cheque payable to The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust , to:
NINE ELMS REUNION 2016Thanks to Tim Crowley and Jim Lester for organising another successful and thoroughly enjoyable Reunion today! A great deal of time and effort went into making it all come together - even more so this year with the enforced date change.
Maunsell 'Q' 0-6-0 30541 carrying our Nine Elms Enginemen headboard at Sheffield Park, 24th August 2016.
Photograph David Redman © 2015
NINE ELMS AFLOAT!Kevin Wilkins (of the Battle of Britain Locomotive Society) recently spotted this vessel with a familiar name on the Thames.
Photograph Kevin Wilkins © 2016
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NINE ELMS REUNION - 2015S15 4-6-0 847 carrying our Nine Elms Enginemen headboard at East Grinstead on 11th August 2015.
Photograph David Redman © 2015
NINE ELMS REUNION - 2013Here is a photo of 9F 92212 proudly displaying our Nine Elms Enginemen headboard or arrival at East Grinstead on 31st July 2013.
Thanks to Richard Redman for the photograph via Tim Crowley. Richard Redman © 2013
Nine Elms friendsWe were pleased to receive this photo from Jim Rowe:
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Photos and story from the 8th May 2010 special train to Yeovil and Weymouth
Nine Elms Enginemen Reunion 2010 - Photos and comments.
Nine Elms Enginemen Reunion 2009 - Steve West's and Andy Cook's photos.
Nine Elms Enginemen Reunion 2008 - Steve West's photos.
Nine Elms Enginemen Reunion 2007 - Steve West's photos.
Mid Hants Railway visit May 2007 - story and photos
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