A wonderful day at Gravesend on Sat 5th of August with PORTWEY, KENT, and VIC 56. It was PORTWEYS 90th birthday and still in COAL fired steam. VIC 56 was built in about 1941 and also coal fired. KENT was built in 1948 and has a diesel engine, all open to the public.
I spent 10 years helping out on her from cooking, painting, shovelling coal into the 2 furnaces, chipping rust, etc. The weather was kind except a heavy downpour with hail. The last photo shows the front going over the Tilbury Power Station (now closed for demolition)