WEST LANCS HOSTS HUNSLETS AT ‘NEARLY 50’ GALA

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The West Lan­cashire Light Rail­way’s (WLLR) ‘Nearly 50’ event on Au­gust 12/13 fea­tured four Hun­slet 0-4-0STs. Join­ing res­i­dent Ir­ish Mail were Stat­fold and Jack Lane from the Stat­fold Barn Rail­way, and the Hampshire Nar­row Gauge Rail­way Trust’s Clois­ter. Dur­ing the day, the lo­co­mo­tives were turned on the rail­way’s new turntable. The rail­way’s in­come has been boosted af­ter it launched a unique burger van, which is built on a four­wheel chassis. This in­no­va­tive ve­hi­cle is fully com­pli­ant with cur­rent hy­giene stan­dards. In the WLLR’s work­shop, progress is be­ing made on building a new riv­eted boiler for Bagnall 0-4-0ST Sy­bil, with WLLR vol­un­teers act­ing as labour­ers for the boil­er­smith.

PETER JOHN­SON

Hampshire Nar­row Gauge Rail­way Trust’s Hun­slet 0-4-0ST Clois­ter pi­lots the Stat­fold Barn Rail­way’s Hun­slet 0-4-0ST Jack Lane dur­ing the West Lan­cashire Light Rail­way’s ‘Nearly 50’ event on Au­gust 13.

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