TG1242 : GWR 3440 City of Truro

taken 12 years ago, near to Weybourne, Norfolk, Great Britain

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GWR 3440 City of Truro
GWR 3440 City of Truro
The locomotive just about to cross bridge 303 on the first train of the 2009 steam gala. This is the North Norfolk Railways annual prize event (second is the WW2 weekend at the end of September) attracting thousands to the North Norfolk coast. The railway carries 126,000 passengers a year and adds millions to the economy.
For example I filled my tank for 4.60 (yes filled for 4.60) at Sheringham petrol station, I bought 13 worth of food and supplies at Budgens Sheringham for the two nights. 50p for an EDP at a newsagent. 2 for lunch at another Sheringham news agent.
I paid 14 to the local farm for use of their camp site.
Then the railway 6 on food and drink, 5 for a line side pass, 7 for a night shoot at Weybourne and 1 for a raffle ticket. 50p donation to the vintage bus company.
That was one person, not everybody will spend that much but lots spend more. That times 6-7000 who attend is a lot of money. The local B&Bs and hotels are always fully booked months in advance.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 September, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 127 429 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.4890N 1:9.8774E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 127 428
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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