‘First’ Austerity pair for Poppy Line gala

WD Austerity 2-8-0 No. 90733 is a confirmed guest for the North Norfolk Railway’s September 1-3 autumn steam gala.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway locomotive will be meeting newly overhauled Sheringham-based WD No. 90775, which has just returned to steam after overhaul.

WD Austerity 2-10-0 No. 90775 near Sheringham on a test run on June 14. HAYDEN SHEPPARD

It will be the first time in preservation that a 2-10-0 and a 2-8-0 have run together and will also be the first time two BR black WD locomotives have been seen together.

A further guest locomotive now confirmed will be S&D 7F 2-8-0 No. 53809.

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