Nostalgic return for ‘Yanks’ driver

Not many will recognise the name Belfer Ward, but he is a man who took part in a piece of KWVR filming history.

Belfer is now 90 years old and to celebrate his birthday his family organised a visit to the KWVR and a re-unification with the locomotive he drove in the 1970s film ‘Yanks’ for he was the driver of USATC s160 5820. 5820 was the locomotive rostered for the train he was booked to travel on, but a last minute exchange found Belfer travelling behind another WW2 locomotive WD 90733.

However, his family report that he had a wonderful day on the Railway and was excited to see the engine he drove all those years ago.

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