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2004 "1979" Diesel Gala, Barrow Hill

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Barrow Hill's 2004 diesel gala, on 10th-11th July, was themed around the BR open days of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The roundhouse was turned over to (mostly) BR Blue diesels. Whilst our AC fleet did not feature very strongly, our members' restoration skills were put on show in the form of two ex-works Class 73s, 73119 and 73138, which operated shuttle services throughout the weekend.

The final touches were applied to 73138 on the Friday evening before the gala. The large numbers and paintwork details were applied in the yard.

73119 spent the weekend at one end of the "big" shuttle, resplendent in BR Blue.

73138 shared duties at the other end of the "big" shuttle with various visiting locos.

All the AC fleet bar 84001 was put on show In the new commercial shed. From left to right are E3003 (81002), 82008, 83012, 85101 and 86213.

Keith and Kevin man the stand during the gala.

This view of E3003 (81002) and 86213 shows the advanced state of construction of the new shed.

This view of E3003 (81002) and 86213 through the side wall of the shed was short-lived, as cladding was applied shortly after the gala.

Face to face and side by side for the last time: 84009 and 84001 stand on display in the yard.

84001 also had the company of visiting EM2 27000.

For the gala, 73138 (centre) and 73119 (right) were joined by visiting GBRailfreight 73204 which was displayed in the yard.

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