Sad­dle tank’s Pol­ish visit is off

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June’s ‘Wol­sz­tyn gala’ will not be graced by Beyer Pea­cock 0-4-0ST No. 1827 as hoped. The Fox­field­based sad­dle tank was to have moved to Poland for the event (SR475), but or­gan­iser Howard Jones said con­cerns over po­ten­tial lim­its on its op­er­a­tion con­trib­uted to a de­ci­sion not to go ahead. “I didn’t mind spend­ing the money if we could have run it down the line to Tu­chorza,” Mr Jones told Steam Rail­way on June 12. “But there came a point where we had to let the trans­port go and we weren’t con­fi­dent be­cause it only has a lo­co­mo­tive brake.” The June 21-24 event is a new de­par­ture for the Pol­ish steam cen­tre, which is now glob­ally unique by run­ning main line steam on pas­sen­ger ser­vices. How­ever the visit of the 1879-built No. 1827 would not have been the first by a Bri­tish en­gine: Bill Parker’s ‘Prairie’ No. 5521 was there for the shed’s cen­te­nary in 2007.

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