Cracking gala as usual from the SVR lads. Great value for £21. 20189 33108 37688 40106 D821 50007 50033 50049 D1015 D4100 09107 D9551 All had during the long day Only disappointment was missing the Clayton. Weather not bad (managed to dodge a lot of the showers) & the crowds were manageable. Even had an interesting chat with the chap looking after 50044 Exeter. He went out of his way explaining absolutely everything during the engine room walk through & was interested to learn about my driving experience day I had with 50035 There were the usual borehead opinionated people but kept well away from those types. Just a stern look was sufficient enough to shut one of them up leaving Bridgenorth behind D4100. Who cares if they’ve used the wrong lights in the observation saloon chaffinch during restoration. Get a life. I’m here to enjoy myself not get bored to death by you!! Hats off to the excellent staff at the SVR who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We are after all their bread & butter who help pay the bills Other preserved railways (GCR) take note. That’s why I’m a member at the SVR & not at the GCR at Loughborough even though it’s only 15 miles from my front door. Then it was back to the hotel, shower, juicy steak & 4 beers then bed as I’d been up since 4am. Roll on the next gala do.