Steam engines proved to be the big driving force behind the attractions at Railfest, but also tours to the event. At the event, held across the back of the museum, the engines brought in showed a mix of different styles and classes - many of which were holders of achievements or records during history.
Mallard and the almost complete Flying Scotsman were the headline acts for this, along with other speed machine City of Truro. Also present was Tornado, and Sir Nigel Gresley, but other regions machines were also present. It was a rare chance to see Duchess of Hamilton, now streamlined herself outdoors and a Jubilee class Bahamas made an appearance, almost in a nod to Her Magesties 60 years on the throne. Other engines off region and shown at York included a London Transport Pannier, one of the last standard gauge engines used on the network as a working engine, and Midland tank, and some Industrial machines.
Pictures in this gallery show the steam at the event that was Railfest 2012.
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