AMERTON RAILWAY WELCOMES VISITORS DIANA AND CLOISTER
Phil Mason’s Kerr Stuart 0-4-0T Diana and the Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust’s ‘Quarry Hunslet’ 0-4-0ST Cloister moved to the Amerton Railway in March. Diana is covering for Amerton residents Bagnall 0-4-0ST Isabel and Hunslet ‘Wren’ 0-4-0ST Jennie (both of which are undergoing Kerr stuart ‘sirdar’ 0‑4‑0t Diana prepares to leave Pages Park at the leighton Buzzard railway’s ‘50 not out’ gala on september 30 2017. THOMAS BRIGHT/SR ‘ten-yearly’ overhauls) and will be in regular use from Easter, March 30-April 2. Cloister will remain at Amerton until it leaves to take part in the Ffestiniog Railway’s ‘Hunslet 125’ event on June 22-24 (see story below). The Amerton Railway’s annual steam gala has been moved to June 30/July 1 to avoid clashing with the FR event. The highlight this year will be the first public steaming, and the first steaming in preservation, of Kerr Stuart ‘Wren’ 0-4-0ST Lorna Doone.