149th Barry scrap­per re­turns to steam!

Model Rail (UK) - - Opening The Box -

The Bury Stan­dard 4 Group has com­pleted the 33-year restora­tion of ‘4MT’ 2-6-4T No. 80097 at the East Lan­cashire Rail­way. It was due to en­ter ELR ser­vice be­fore the end of 2018. More sig­nif­i­cantly, No. 80097 is the 149th Barry restora­tion to be com­pleted, out of 213 lo­co­mo­tives pur­chased from Wood­ham Bros’ South Wales scrap­yard. At the time of writ­ing, WR ‘Mod­i­fied Hall’ No. 6989 Wightwick Hall was due to be the 150th Barry lo­co­mo­tive to re­turn to steam. MIKE WETTON

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