BOWES STEAM RETURNS
The Bowes Railway marked the start of its opening season on April 2 with a return to action for long-term resident Andrew Barclay 0-4-0sT No. 22. The 1949-built locomotive has been laid up over the winter period and was teststeamed on march 21 (pictured). The locomotive was in action at springwell yard on demonstration shunting duties. The North East line has not yet returned to passenger-carrying operation after a number of difficult years.