Musician Jools Holland names new Beer Heights locomotive Jools

On Thursday, June 28, entertainer Jools Holland visited Pecorama in Beer to perform the honour of naming the 7¼in gauge Beer Heights Light Railway’s newest arrival.

Jools Holland unveils his new namesake at the Beer Heights Light Railway. CRAIG TILEY/RAILWAY MODELLER MAGAZINE

Jools lunched with Peco representatives in the Orion Pullman car after which he was given a whistle-stop tour of the model railway factory in the company of managing director Ben Arnold and Railway Modeller editor Steve Flint, before heading to the Beer Heights main station Much Natter to name newcomer No. 12, an 0-4-2T and a ride on the train.

The musician and presenter of the long-running BBC TV series Later… with Jools Holland, made no secret of his love for railways of all kinds.

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