BOWES STEAM RE­TURNS

Steam Railway (UK) - - News - NEVILLE WHALER

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.

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