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1989 – 1995 First Preservation Period Operations

1989

The Return of the King – A one hour film produced by the 6024 Preservation Society Ltd showing the final stages of the rebuild from Barry scrapyard conditions and its formal recommissioning at Quainton Road in 1989. © 6024PS Ltd

The Return of the King – Lighting the first fire. © 6024PS Ltd

The Return of the King – The first moves, 2 February 1989. © 6024PS Ltd

1990

No. 6024 climbs past Fosse Road with its mainline loaded test train, 8 February 1990. © PSOV

No. 6024 head through Whitlocks End with one of its first public trains in preservation, 15 April 1990. © PSOV

1991

A ‘King’ back at Paddington, No. 6024 sets off for Stratford-upon-Avon, 7 December 1991. © PSOV

1993

No. 6024 leaving Banbury in a hurry, then combined lineside and footplate angles between Stratford-upon-Avon and the top of the steep climb to Wilmcote, 21 March 1993. © PSOV

1995

Two angles of No. 6024 climbing from Bridgend to Stormy Sidings summit, 25 Febraury 1995. © PSOV

1996 – 2002 Second Period of Preservation Operations

1996

Back on the mainline after overhaul, No. 6024 climbs out of the Severn Tunnel with a special commemorating 25 years since the steam ban on BR was lifted, 2 October 1996. © PSOV

1997

A solo ‘King’ back on the Devon Banks, No. 6024 on Dainton Bank, 5 April 1997. © PSOV

1998

No. 6024 races through Warrington Bank Quay station, 14 March 1998 . © PSOV

The first authenticated visit of a ‘King’ to Cornwall, No. 6024 crosses the Royal Albert Bridge into the county, then crosses Forder Viaduct, 9 May 1998. © PSOV

1999

No. 6024 passes Conwy Castle – built for King Edward I between 1283 and 1289. The first ‘King’ on the North Wales Coast Line, 23 January 1999. © PSOV

2002

A record setting day in Devon and Cornwall for No. 6024, 31 August 2002. © PSOV

Third Period of Preservation Operations

2004

Back from overhaul, No. 6024 heads for London through the Cotswolds on the climb to Campden Tunnel. 26 October 2004. © PSOV

2005

In steam days nothing larger than a ‘Castle’ came this way, No. 6024 became the first of its type to climb Evershot bank, 4 June 2005. © PSOV

No. 6024 on the ‘Torbay Express’, summer 2005. © PSOV

2006 – BBC Coast

In 2006 No.6024 was filmed from the air, whilst hauling a ‘Torbay Express’, along the Exe Estuary and famous “Sea Wall” section of the GWR’s West of England mainline. In an edited form specially produced for this website this excellent footage can be viewed again. This version is presented with the sounds of the locomotive at work. © BBC

In 2006 No.6024 was filmed from the air, whilst hauling a ‘Torbay Express’, along the Exe Estuary and famous “Sea Wall” section of the GWR’s West of England mainline. In an edited form specially produced for this website this excellent footage can be viewed again. This version is presented with a musical background. © BBC

2007

A ‘King’ and a ‘Castle’ working together – No. 6024 and No. 5051 Earl Bathurst – climb Rattery bank in south Devon, 31 March 31 2007. © PSOV

2010

No. 6024 climbing the Devon Banks, 1 May 2010. © OVP

No. 6024’s 80th birthday train climbs Sapperton bank in the Golden Valley near Stroud, 10 July 2010. © PSOV

No. 6024 solo and with ‘Castle’ No. 5029 Nunney Castle with a GWR175 ‘Cornish Rivieria Express’ special both ways between London and Penzance, 26 & 28 June 2010. © OVP

No. 6024 with the British Pullmans on the Great Western Main Line, 15 July 2010. © OVP

No. 6024 returning from South Wales climbing out of the Severn Tunnel near Pilning, 30 August 2010. © OVP

No. 6024 climbs Llanvihangel bank north of Abergavenny, 26 November 2011. © OVP

No. 6024 on a very cold Great Western mainline, 12 February 2012. © OVP

No. 6024 with one of its farewell tours, London to Cardiff and back, at various locations, 1 March 2012. © OVP

No. 6024 on the Great Western Mainline for the final time before electrification, Box Middle Hill tunnel to Paddington, 3 March 2012. © PSOV

A longer sequence of No. 6024’s farewell runs before overhaul on the mainline and at the West Somerset Railway, February & March 2012. © OVP, Ryan Skinner, Kristain Gough, Martyn Fields

No. 6024’s farewell to mainline (for a while), passing Taunton station at speed, 17 March 2012. © OVP

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