Sunday, 28 October 2012

Turkish Delight

Today the railway played host to Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz the Turkish Ambassador and also Brian Simpson MEP.  The background to this visit can be found here in the news section of the railway's website.  Here are a selection of photographs recording the event.

Stanier 8F, 8274 reverted to her Turkish guise, 45160 for the event
A group of members of the steam locomotive department decorated Winchcombe station with the Turkish national flag and the Union flag
Mike Hoskin stands alongside 45160 at Winchcombe
Chris Brooks and Mike Hoskin

Mike Hoskin, Brian Simpson MEP & Kevin Hoskin

Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz the Turkish Ambassador

Brian Simpson MEP and Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz

The Ambassador's wife relaxes in the cab of 45160
Brian Simson MEP is more than happy to take a turn at driving 45160
Turkey's Ambassador, Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz shows a deft touch as he takes control of 45160
Transporting the representative of the head of a nation permits the use of the 'Royal Headcode', so father and son team, Mike and Kevin Hoskin proudly stand in front of 45160 sporting lamps on all four lamp brackets

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