Flying Scotsman and Tornado are to head a four-day celebration to mark the grand reopening of Barrow Hill roundhouse following the £1.2 million Heritage Lottery Fund-backed restoration of the former Staveley Midland shed.
The showpiece Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24 celebration, which will also feature the National Railway Museum’s working replica of Stephenson’s rocket, will build on last September’s phenomenally-successful Pacific Power event on the Severn Valley Railway.
More than 45,000 people turned out to see the world’s most famous locomotive of the 20th century run with that of the 21st, making it one of the most successful events of its kind in UK preservation history.
Read more in Issue 225 of Heritage Railway – on sale February 9
RIGHT: Tornado ready for duty at Bridgnorth shed on the Severn Valley Railway last September. ROBIN JONES