Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

70th Anniversary Gala - 15th July 2018

The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway held a gala on 14th & 15th July 2018 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of a miniature railway on the seafront at Cleethorpes.
Under new ownership since 2014 this was the first gala to be held at the CCLR for a number of years and featured visiting Twining locomotives 2-4-2 
"Katie" and "Sian", both now based at the Kirklees Light Railway, along with 0-4-0ST "Smokey Joe" from Sherwood Forest Railway.

The smokey scene at the locoshed about 8.30am on 15th Jul 2018.

"Katie", with electric fan on funnel to help draughting, receives attention from the cleaners.

CCLR residents: 04 no. 6284 in front of 0-4-0 "Effie" with no. 24. "Sian" is just visible above 04s tender.

SR&RL no. 24

Paintwork is now gleaming in the morning sunshine.

An "atmospheric" view of the locos on the shed apron.

The brasswork in the cab of no. 24 is carefully cleaned.

Similar attention to cleaning in the cab of the 04.

"Effie" hemmed in by the bigger locos.

With the loco now in steam the draughting fan is removed.

"Sian", with a large draughting pipe in the funnel, is being oiled up.