Since disappearing into the depths of Haworth locomotive shed, 5820 has not been seen in public but will shortly reappear in its new, authentic guise, as a USATC locomotive in all over grey. 5820 has not been seen in grey since ending its last turn of duty before joining the locomotive restoration queue.
The restoration concluded by the locomotive appearing in a fictitious British Railways livery and number and was officially launched into traffic at the Winter Steam Spectacular in March in its black BR incarnation. Black has all gone and grey is the colour it will carry for the future. The photograph above from the 1908s shows what the travelling public can expect to see.
Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.
Featured image: Colin Smith