SR ‘U’ Class 31806 for 2015 Autumn Steam Gala

The KWVR is pleased to announce that Southern Railways U Class 2-6-0 – No. 31806 will be our second visitor to the Autumn Steam Gala taking place Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October.

Affectionately known as the “U-boat”, 31806 is owned by John Bunch and in the care of Swanage Railway and we are grateful for the locomotive being made available to us.

Starring alongside our other guest locomotive, rebuilt Battle of Britain Class Pacific 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’, the Gala has a strong Southern Railways line up, with unrebuilt West Country Pacific 34092 ‘Wells’ & Standard 4MT 4-6-0 No. 75078 (which should, by then, be resplendent in a fully lined out British Railways livery).

Featured image: Geoff Griffiths

34053 ‘Sir Keith Park for 2015 Autumn Steam Gala

The Railway is delighted to confirm that rebuilt SR Bulleid Battle of Britain class pacific 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ will be the visiting locomotive for our Autumn Steam Gala, 9-11th October making her FIRST visit to another Heritage Railway. With thanks to Southern Locomotives Limited & Severn Valley Railway. She will make a fine sight alongside resident unrebuilt West Country pacific 34092 ‘Wells’.

Featured image: Ian Dixon.