Rocket steams at HS2 terminus

A Peckett saddle tank, which once had the name Rocket painted on its sides, has appeared at the future northern terminus of HS2

Tyseley Locomotive Works-based W7 0-4-0ST No. 1 was taken by haulier Moveright International to Curzon Street station especially for the launch, conducted by Lord Mayor Carl Rice, during the September 8-18 Birmingham Heritage Week 2016.

Peckett 0-4-0ST No. 1 becomes the first engine in steam at Curzon Street station in half a century. MOVERIGHT INTERNATIONAL
Peckett 0-4-0ST No. 1 becomes the first engine in steam at Curzon Street station in half a century. MOVERIGHT INTERNATIONAL

The week saw many of the city’s’ parks, streets, architecture, and its culture, history and people celebrated in more than 170 events across the locality, and ended with the Tyseley appearance of Flying Scotsman.

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