Back in black: ‘Saint’ steps out

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Steam Rail­way read­ers who sup­ported ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Leg­end are in­vited to a spe­cial event at Did­cot next month to see the lo­co­mo­tive.

Al­though the Church­ward two-cylin­der 4-6-0 will not be in steam for the event on Novem­ber 17/18, the new­build en­gine will be vis­ually com­plete in un­lined black.

Great Western So­ci­ety Chair­man Richard Croucher says: “We are draw­ing up a timetable to pose the ‘Saint’ in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions around the site, which will in­clude at least one turn on the turntable, sit­ting un­der the coal stage and in front of the shed. I also in­tend to have Nos. 5322, 6998 and pos­si­bly 1466 on show.

“Ev­ery­one who gave more than £200 will also be in­vited to the VIP pre-launch event dur­ing the week prior to the pub­lic launch. This will in­clude all the Saint Part­ners who put in large sums.”

The event is open to non­donors, but they will have ac­cess with a stan­dard en­try fee on the day.

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