The latest Barry scrapyard locomotive to be returned to steam is to make its heritage era debut at the Great Central Railway’s autumn steam gala between October 6 and 9.
Bearing in mind the predictions for one of the warmest autumns on record, there is hardly likely to be any snow in sight.
For BR Standard 2MT 2-6-0 No. 78018, star of the 1955 British Transport Film Snowdrift at Bleath Gill, ran under its own power for the first time in nearly half a century on the GCR on August 17. The locomotive, still very much in undercoat, was immediately pressed into service to shunt a single wagon into the Loughborough carriage sidings.
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