‘STAN­DARD ARTHUR’TIN­TAGEL RUNS AGAIN AT GCR AU­TUMN BASH

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Long-scrapped ‘Stan­dard Five’ No. 73084 Tin­tagel is to run again at the Great Cen­tral Rail­way’s (GCR) South­ern-themed au­tumn gala on October 5-8, thanks to newly re­stored No. 73156. Mak­ing its public de­but at the event, fol­low­ing a 31-year restora­tion from Barry scrap­yard con­di­tion, the Rid­dles 4-6-0 will mas­quer­ade as the for­mer Stewarts Lane and Nine Elms ‘Stan­dard Arthur’ with­drawn from Eastleigh in the week end­ing De­cem­ber 18 1965 and sold for scrap to Hayes of Brid­gend. It will be joined by two vis­it­ing Bulleid ‘Light Pacifics’ - ‘Bat­tle of Bri­tain’ No. 34081 92 Squadron and re­built No. 34053 Sir Keith Park - in a com­mem­o­ra­tion of this year’s 50th an­niver­sary of the end of South­ern Re­gion steam. How­ever, ‘King Arthur’ No. 777 Sir Lamiel will not be ap­pear­ing as it has failed with leak­ing tubes (see Ros­ter). One other engine in steam with South­ern pedi­gree is res­i­dent Ash­ford-built ‘8F’ No. 48624, along­side ‘Mod­i­fied Hall’ No. 6990 Wither­slack Hall, Ivatt ‘2MT’ No. 46521, ‘Jinty’ No. 47406, Rid­dles ‘2MT’ No. 78018 and ‘9F’ No. 92214.

CHRIS DAVIES/RAIL PHOTOPRINTS

‘Stan­dard Five’ No. 73084 Tin­tagel rests be­tween empty stock du­ties at Clapham Junc­tion on July 29 1964.

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