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Crowds flock to Shildon railway museum for steam gala
12:07pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
TRAIN fans have flocked to a railway museum to see a newly restored locomotive go show as part of an annual steam gala.
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon opened its doors to visitors this weekend as it hosted its ninth Steam Gala.
A star of the show was the locomotive Galatea, the first time it had been on show since a major restoration project.
Sarah Towers, the museum’s marketing and communications officer, said: “It’s very exciting. The fact that this is the ninth year that the museum has run the gala goes to show that it is popular.
“Galatea is on show for the first time since it was restored and that’s exciting for us and the visitors are enjoying seeing it too.
“The gala is always a good event and there are lots of people at the museum enjoying the trains and taking pictures of them.”
The Galatea locomotive will only be based at the Shildon museum for the duration of the steam gala.
The gala runs at the museum between 10am and 5pm today (Saturday, September 21) and tomorrow (Sunday, September 22) with free entry.
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