Wroxham Broad lends a hand at ravenglass
Still struggling to keep its steam operation running four years after an arson attack destroyed its workshop, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway hired in Bure Valley Railway 2-6-2T Wroxham Broad for several weeks in March. 2-8-2 River Esk is expected to return to traffic during the season, and the RER Preservation Society’s Krauss 4-6-2 No. 8457 is also expected to join the fleet. RER general manager Trevor Stockton has announced that he will retire in October. After several years of working as a volunteer, he joined the railway as a guard in 1973, later becoming a driver and then maintenance foreman. He took over from Steve Wood as general manager in 2000.