‘Bongo’ is back on the beat

Steam Railway (UK) - - NEWS FOCUS -

‘B1’ No. 61306 ‘Mayflower’ could re­turn to main line pas­sen­ger work in De­cem­ber, as part of Steam Dreams’ pre-Christ­mas sea­son. The 1948-built Thomp­son 4-6-0 was due to un­der­take light­engine tri­als from Carn­forth in the last week of Novem­ber, with a loaded trial slated for early the fol­low­ing month.

Owned by Steam Dreams Rail Co. Chair­man David Buck, the ‘B1’ is to re­turn in BR Ap­ple green, the same liv­ery it car­ried be­fore be­ing re­tired for over­haul.

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