EN­THU­SI­AST Galas GA­LORE at SEV­ERN val­ley Next Year

Steam Railway (UK) - - News | Focus -

There will be four galas at the Sev­ern Val­ley Rail­way (SVR) next year, in­clud­ing a new goods-themed event. The lat­ter, on June 2-3, co­in­cides with both Eard­ing­ton Halt’s 150th an­niver­sary, and the cen­te­nary of ‘28XX’ No. 2857. In ad­di­tion to pas­sen­ger ser­vices, the Kid­der­min­sterBridg­north line will run three goods trains, with the Church­ward 2-8-0 ex­pected to haul a heavy GWR freight. There will also be a ‘mini gala’ held the week­end af­ter the tra­di­tional ‘Au­tumn Steam Gala’, fo­cus­ing on the rail­way’s smaller lo­co­mo­tives, such as Port Tal­bot Rail­way 0-6-0ST No. 813 and ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 7714, as well as a num­ber of vis­it­ing en­gines. These galas will be run in ad­di­tion to the usual spring and au­tumn galas; only one vis­it­ing lo­co­mo­tive to the for­mer has so far been an­nounced, North Nor­folk Rail­way-based ‘B12’ No. 8572. The LNER 4-6-0, which is ex­pected to be re­united with the line’s rake of Gres­ley teak coaches, will be mak­ing its first ap­pear­ance on the SVR since 1998. The event will also mark the first gala ap­pear­ance of SVR res­i­dent BR Stan­dard ‘4MT’ 4-6-0 No. 75079, which is cur­rently in the fi­nal throes of its over­haul at Bridg­north and ex­pected to en­ter traf­fic later this year.

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