Corn­wall is off to Quain­ton

NRM loan brings an LNWR lo­co­mo­tive back to ‘Premier Line’ sta­tion as De­fi­ant moves out

Steam Railway (UK) - - Steam News - BY THOMAS BRIGHT

UniqUe LnWR 2‑2‑2 Corn­wall will re­place ‘Cas­tle’ no. 5080 De­fi­ant at the Buck­ing­hamshire Rail­way Cen­tre when the Col­lett 4‑6‑0 de­parts quain­ton Road for over­haul at Ty­se­ley. The Francis Tre­vithick-de­signed lo­co­mo­tive will ar­rive in April on loan from the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum, and is ex­pected to re­main at the BRC for two years. No. 3020 Corn­wall is cur­rently on dis­play at Lo­co­mo­tion - the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum at Shildon. The plan is to ex­hibit Corn­wall along­side a pair of ‘Premier Line’-liv­er­ied car­riages in­side the BRC’s Rew­ley Road vis­i­tor cen­tre. Ap­pro­pri­ately, this is an ex-LNWR struc­ture, Ox­ford Rew­ley Road sta­tion build­ing, moved piece-by-piece to Quain­ton Road in 1999-2000. BRC Mar­ket­ing Man­ager, Louisa Richards, says: “When we knew that were go­ing to lose De­fi­ant, we ap­proached the NRM with a short­list of en­gines we would have liked to have, Corn­wall be­ing one of them, and the NRM said yes.” An NRM spokesper­son said: “We’re de­lighted to be able to loan Corn­wall to the Buck­ing­hamshire Rail­way Cen­tre. It is the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment, given the sig­nif­i­cant his­tory of the dis­play set­ting in the for­mer LNWR Ox­ford sta­tion.”


Soon to de­part for the Buck­ing­hamshire Rail­way Cen­tre, unique LNWR 2-2-2 No. 3020 Corn­wall is pic­tured on the demon­stra­tion line at its cur­rent home of Lo­co­mo­tion - the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum at Shildon. De­fi­ant is due to de­part the BRC for Ty­se­ley,...

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