MAK­ING A ‘MIKADO’

Steam Railway (UK) - - HEADLINE -

It is not ev­ery day that a new ‘P2’ rolls out of the work­shops as a ‘com­plete’ 2‑8‑2. Steam Rail­way was ex­clu­sively in­vited to wit­ness this im­por­tant mile­stone in the con­struc­tion of No. 2007 Prince of Wales and see what en­thu­si­asts can ex­pect to see in 2021.

Paul ash siM den­nis wilcock i.b. sMith

Over two dozen minia­ture steam lo­co­mo­tives as­sem­bled at the Moors Val­ley Rail­way on septem­ber 22/23 to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of Tinker­bell – the orig­i­nal sit-in 7¼in gauge lo­co­mo­tive (in yel­low). the event hosted 15 vis­it­ing en­gines, in­clud­ing one from the Nether­lands.the orig­i­nal 1829-built Rocket moved to the sci­ence & In­dus­try Mu­seum – for­merly the Mu­seum of sci­ence & In­dus­try – in Manch­ester on septem­ber 20. It will re­main on dis­play un­til April 21 next year, when it will re­turn to the sci­ence Mu­seum in Kens­ing­ton ahead of its even­tual per­ma­nent trans­fer to the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum in York.New-build Great Cen­tral Rail­way ‘Class 2’ No. 567 now for­mally ex­ists, fol­low­ing the erec­tion and assem­bly of its frames at the GCR (Not­ting­ham) for the GCR No. 567 Lo­co­mo­tive Group’s sup­port­ers’ day at Rud­ding­ton on septem­ber 15. Read more about the project in part two of our new-build health check, pages 80-84.On its way back to its Fox­field Rail­way home from the Mid­dle­ton Rail­way’s ‘Last Coals to Leeds’ gala on septem­ber 29/30, the op­por­tu­nity was taken to pose hun­slet ‘Aus­ter­ity’ 0-6-0st Works No. 3839 Wim­ble­bury out­side the for­mer hun­slet Lo­co­mo­tive Works of­fices, ef­fec­tively re­turn­ing the for­mer NCB en­gine to the place of its birth.

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